- New Exhibit for Three New Jersey Ships
Thursday January 03rd, 2019
The Battleship New Jersey is excited to announce a new exhibit is in the works on the three warships named New Jersey: BB-16, BB-62, and the Virginia-class submarine SSN-796. We are currently collecting artifacts relating to the predreadnought battleship and the submarine, currently being constructed.
If you have anything related to either vessel and would be ...
- Battleship Welcomed Back Radioman Glenn Van Lear
Wednesday January 02nd, 2019
On 12/31/18 former crew member Glenn Van Lear came back to visit BB-62 for the first time since 1952 and shared his story with the Oral History program. He served on board as a radioman third class during the Korea Commission from 1950-52 and is a plank owner from that commission.
- Happy New Year!
Monday December 31st, 2018
Happy New Year! The Battleship New Jersey is closed for tours on Jan. 1 and weekdays, except Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21. The ship will be open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays, and MLK Day, from 9:30am to 3pm throughout January.
The Battleship can open any day for a ...
- USS New Jersey Re-Commissioned on 28 December 1982
Friday December 28th, 2018
On 28 December 1982, Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 was recommissioned for a fourth time with Capt. William M. Fogarty in command.
In this picture President Ronald W. Reagan arrives onboard New Jersey (BB-62) on 28 December 1982.
- Feel the Fire Power for Half Price Friday, Dec. 28!
Friday December 28th, 2018
On Friday, Dec. 28, for this one day, guests can experience a Fire Power self-guided tour for half off!
Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, experience life aboard this floating city and more — all for half-price! But that offer is for ...
- Holiday Lunch for Battleship Volunteers
Saturday December 22nd, 2018
Battleship Board Member Capt. Walt Urban cuts the cake during the ship’s Holiday Lunch for her volunteers on Friday, Dec. 21. Board member Robert Del Sordo donated the cake to the event.
The cake cutting followed a delicious lunch donated by Mission BBQ, which included beverages donated by Pepsi Pennsauken, Kramer Beverage and Bonesaw Brewery. ...
- Battleship Named Top Rated Non-Profit
Thursday December 20th, 2018
We are incredibly proud to be a Top-Rated #nonprofit. Help us make the holidays a season to remember. Donate here: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/home-port-alliance-for-the-uss-new-jersey-inc
- Santa Arriving!
Saturday December 08th, 2018
Santa Arriving Aboard the Battleship for the ship’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed a hot breakfast served at the chowline, a tour of the ship, prizes and photos with Santa!
- December 7th Marks 76th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey
Friday December 07th, 2018
Today, Dec. 7, marks the 76th anniversary of the launch of the USS New Jersey at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Today, the Battleship is a museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, offering tours, overnights, educational programs & event space.
The Battleship will also remember the anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor ...
- Battleship Welcomes Back 1980s-era Crew Member
Thursday December 06th, 2018
The Battleship welcomed Mike Holmes, a repair officer, who was part of the 1980s recommissioning crew and served on board the USS New Jersey until 1984. Mike took a tour of the Battleship as well as was interviewed about his experiences aboard the New Jersey with our Oral History crew. Welcome back, ...