- 16-Inch Gun Barrels Arrive at the Battleship
Monday January 29th, 2018
Just before dawn on the morning of Monday, January 29, two of the USS New Jersey’s historic WWII 16” gun barrels arrived at the Battleship on oversized rail cars. The third arrived across the river at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The three barrels began their final journey north from Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 13. Next week ...
- Wanted: Part-Time Tour Guides at the Battleship
Wednesday January 24th, 2018
The goal of the position is to provide visitors with an educational, fun, and safe guided tour experience as they learn about the Battleship New Jersey. This position is Part-Time, not to exceed 24 hours per week.
Conduct assigned scheduled tours of the Firepower, City at Sea, and Turret II Experience guided tours. This will ...
- Historic Battleship’s Giant Gun Barrels Moving to New Homes
Friday January 12th, 2018
The guns more closely resemble giant cannons, weighing 237,000 pounds each and measuring 66 feet in length.
Published:5:12 PM EST January 11, 2018
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Three 16-inch gun barrels that were once used aboard the battleship USS New Jersey will be transported from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to new homes in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
The guns ...
- Battleship New Jersey Museum Loses Its Heart-and-Soul Volunteer
Monday January 08th, 2018
Russell Collins Jr. of Palmyra relates World War II experiences aboard the battleship New Jersey, BB-62, as a crewman. The excerpts are from an oral history interview he gave for the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial shortly after the retired Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial volunteer Russell Collins Jr. ...
- New Year’s Eve Overnight Reservations are Closed
Friday December 29th, 2017
The Battleship is no longer taking reservations for the family overnight on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to all of those that have reserved bunks for this fun evening aboard the Big J!
Tickets are still available for guests to watch the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve. Just a $10 donation gets you ...
- Breakfast with Santa on for Today, Sat., Dec. 9; Tickets Still Available!
Saturday December 09th, 2017
Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place today, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am in the Crew’s Mess. Tickets are still available at the Battleship Ticket Office.
Enjoy a hot breakfast served at the Chowline, tour the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship!
For more information, call 866-877-6262 ...
- Crystal Sculpture of Champagne Bottle Holder that Christened USS New Jersey Unveiled
Thursday December 07th, 2017
A one-of-kind crystal sculpture of the champagne bottle holder that christened the USS New Jersey on December 7, 1942 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard was unveiled on Dec. 7, prior to the Battleship’s 75th Anniversary of her Launch Ceremony. The sculpture, which will eventually be on display in the Captain’s Cabin, was commissioned and donated ...
- Recently Re-installed Quad 40 Gun Fired for First Time in 60 Year
Thursday December 07th, 2017
The Quad 40 Gun, recently re-installed aboard the Battleship New Jersey, was fired for the first time in more 60 years during a ceremony marking the 75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey on Dec. 7.
The ceremony also include the unveiling of a crystal sculpture of the champaigne bottle holder that christened the ...
- Battleship Trustee Perry Levine Honored at Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony
Tuesday December 05th, 2017
Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey member Perry Levine was honored with the Rev. Peter A. Molnar Veterans Service Award during the Camden & Gloucester Counties’ Pear Harbor Commemoration Ceremony on the Battleship on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Mr. Levine, also a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 126 and a Navy veteran, received ...
- Own a Piece of History!
Friday December 01st, 2017
The Battleship has 14 signal flags retired due to wear that flew above the ship during holidays and special events and are available for a donation. They are $45 each, plus shipping and handling. Donations are used to pay for replacement signal flags.
Flags available: Quebec (Q); Flag 7; Pennant 1; Pennant 4; Pennant 5; Pennant ...