The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey with a
ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7. The ceremony will include a
historic overview of the launch of the USS New Jersey by Curator Ryan Szimanski, the performance
of the National Anthem on bugle by Battleship Volunteer Nan LaCorte and cake for all guests in
attendance. The ceremony is free for the public to attend.
The USS New Jersey (BB-62) was launched 7 December 1942 by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard;
sponsored by Mrs. Charles Edison, wife of Governor Edison of New Jersey, former Secretary of the
Navy. The New Jersey, our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship, actually floated across the
Delaware River to “kiss” new name-sake state.
PHOTO OPP: Volunteer Nan LaCorte performing the National Anthem on Bugle.
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of Philadelphia, the
Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm. Enjoy
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9am. Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served
at the chowline, a tour of the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! $18 for children 16 and under,
$24 for adults, $10 for military families, and members of the Battleship can get 20% off! For tickets call,
866-87-6262 ext. 108. For more information, visit the Battleship online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org.