• USS New Jersey 16-Inch Gun Barrel Arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard
    Thursday February 15th, 2018
    The 16″/50 caliber Mark 7 gun barrel was the center gun of Turret 1 on the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). It was installed on the ship at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in February 1943, after the ship’s launch on December 7, 1942. Today, the gun barrel rests at the Navy Yard and is undergoing ...
  • 16-inch Gun Barrel Placed Landside at the Battleship
    Wednesday February 14th, 2018
    On Tuesday, Feb. 13, a crane from Thackeray Crane lifted two 16-inch gun barrels, formerly on the USS New Jersey in WWII and the Korean War, off rail cars at the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.  One was placed landside where it will be exhibited to guests touring the museum ship. The other was ...
  • Battleship to Salute Eagles with 5-Inch Gun Shoot!
    Saturday February 03rd, 2018
    The Battleship New Jersey will fire her 5-Inch gun at noon on Sunday, Feb. 4, weather permitting, to salute the Philadelphia Eagles!  We’ll pick a fan in Eagles gear to pull the trigger.  All guests touring the ship are welcome to watch. #flyeaglesfly #superbowl2018  
  • 20% Off Eagles Plush Toys This Weekend at the Battleship Gift Shop
    Friday February 02nd, 2018
    Celebrate our Philadelphia Eagles’ trip to the Super Bowl with a beautiful plush eagle from the Battleship New Jersey gift shop.  This weekend only our large 12” and small 8” eagles will be 20% off while supplies last.  Each eagle has its own “Don’t tread on me” dog tag.  The large eagle also wears a ...
  • Battleship Opens for Tours on Saturday, Feb. 3
    Wednesday January 31st, 2018
    The Battleship will open for Fire Power and Turret II tours on Saturday, Feb. 3.  The museum ship will open on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, from 9:30am to 3pm throughout the month of February.  The Battleship will open every day for tours beginning March 1. Fire Power audio tours are available throughout ...
  • First Aid Training Aboard the Battleship
    Wednesday January 31st, 2018
    Battleship staff and volunteers participated in a day of First Aid Training in the Officers Wardroom today.  The class was conducted by NSR Solutions.  Participants were trained on AED procedures and other basic first aid techniques. The Battleship will open for tours on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30am to 3pm.  The ship will be open Saturdays, ...
  • 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
    Job Description: 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. Responsibilities: 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. Author:Staff 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
    CLOSE 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. ...