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Encyclopedia > USS New Jersey

At least two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name New Jersey, after the third U.S. state.

  • The first New Jersey (BB-16) was a battleship commissioned in 1906, decommissioned in 1920, and sunk in 1923 in bombing tests.
  • The second New Jersey (BB-62) was a battleship commissioned in 1943, seeing much service in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. It is presently a museum ship in Camden, New Jersey.
    • In 2004, the United States Navy announced that it would be allowing tourists to stay overnight on the ship. For $45 per person, the guests would sleep in a "coffin bunk" overnight, participate in drills and tours, and eat Navy chow.

External link

  • Battleship New Jersey official website (http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/index.cfm)

The USS New Jersey tour is excellent. They show all over the ship, including the bridge, main gun turrets and the secondary guns. I would strongly recommend touring this ship.


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New Jersey sailed to the aid of troops of the Republic of Korea once more 17 August, returning to the Kansong area where for four days she provided harassing fire by night, and broke up counterattacks by day, inflicting a heavy toll on enemy troops.
New Jersey added her muscle to a major air and surface strike on Wonsan 1 May, as 7th Fleet planes both attacked the enemy and spotted for the battleship.
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