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USS NEW JERSEY (BB62)
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USS NEW JERSEY (BB62) was one of the Iowa-class "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch at the Bureau of Construction and Repair. She was launched on 7 December 1942 (the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour) and commissioned on 23 May 1943. The ship was the second of the Iowa class to be commissioned by the U.S. Navy
Reductions in budgets and the high-manning requirements of the battleship saw New Jersey decommissioned for the final time at the Naval Station Long Beach, Calif., on 8 February 1991 and then towed to Bremerton, Wash. On Sept. 12, 1999, the ship was towed by the tug Sea Victory from Bremerton to Philadelphia where it arrived on Nov. 11.
On 20 January 2000, Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig announced that the battleship would be donated to Home Port Alliance of Camden, N.J., for use as a museum.
New Jersey earned the Navy Unit Commendation for Vietnam service. She has received nine battle stars for World War II; four for the Korean conflict; and two for Vietnam, and three Campaign Stars for service off Beirut, Lebanon and service in the Persian Gulf, prior to Operation Desert Storm. With a total of Nineteen Battle and Campaign Stars, New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship.
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Keywords: USS NEW JERSEY (BB62)
Source of Image, If not your own: Own collection
Location photo was taken: circa 1954
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John Rogers

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Wed, 4 March 20 12:49

When she was in Inchon, Korea in 1985-1986 I spent a whole day on her as guest of the Captain.
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Wallace Slough
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Wed, 4 March 20 14:27

John
The USS Missouri was a regular visitor to San Francisco and I had a standing invitation to ride along with the Navy pilots when she came in the bay. I was always too busy and I never made the time to make that ride, something I truly regret as she'll never operate again.
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John Rogers

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Wed, 4 March 20 22:55

She was a grand ship alright, one I will never forget.
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