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Unit Details

Strength
Battleship
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Year
1943 - 1991
 

Description
Iowa Class Battleship: Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 887' 3" (oa) x 108' 2" x 37' 9" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/50 20 x 5"/38AA, 80 x 40mm 49 x 20mm, 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/8" Belt, 17" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +5/8" Decks, 17 1/4" Conning Tower. Machinery, 212,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1921.
Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, September 16, 1940. Launched December 7, 1942. Commissioned May 23, 1943. Decommissioned June 30, 1948. Recommissioned November 21, 1950. Decommissioned August 21, 1957. Recommissioned April 6, 1968. Decommissioned December 17, 1969. Recommissioned December 28, 1982. Decommissioned September 9, 1991. Stricken for disposal 12, January 1995. Retained in reserve; reinstated on the Naval Vessels Register, in reserve, 12, February 1998. Stricken for preservation in New Jersey, 4 January, 1999. Towed to Philadelphia, 12 September 1999 - 11 November 1999.
Fate: Moved to Camden, NJ for preservation as a museum.


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Iowa-class
 
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Battleship New Jersey
817 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abernathy, Robert, FN, (1985-1987)
  • Acteson, David, CPO, (1971-1994)
  • Adams, Brian, CPO, (1973-1997)
  • Adams, Thomas, PO3, (1988-1993)
  • Aiello, Daniel, PO2, (1983-1988)
  • Albert, John, PO1, (1963-1989)
  • Alexander, Bobby, PO2, (1974-1988)
  • Alexander, Dennis, CPO, (1988-2007)
  • Alizade, Karl, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Allbee, Mike, PO2, (1983-1987)
  • Allen, Chris, PO3, (1987-1990)
  • Alvarado, Adrian, PO3, (1982-1986)
  • Alvarez, Jon, PO1, (1987-2007)
  • AMADO, PAUL, PO1, (1979-1984)
  • Amberson, Sam, PO3, (1954-1957)
  • Anderson, Ian, PO3, (1984-1988)
  • Anderson, Ron, CPO, (1985-2005)
  • Andrews, Stanley, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Annis, Jonathan, SCPO, (1986-2007)
  • Applegarth, David, PO1, (1982-2002)
  • Armstrong, Tim, MCPO, (1984-2014)
  • Armstrong, Winston, PO3, (1980-1986)
  • Athey, Chad, PO2, (1987-1993)
  • Awalt, Dean, PO1, (1981-1996)
  • Babcock, Mark, CPO, (1968-1994)
  • Bailey, George, MCPO, (1960-1983)
  • Baiza, Ronald, CPO, (1980-2002)
  • Baldi, Dennis, SCPO, (1984-2008)
  • Baldwin, Todd, PO1, (1982-2004)
  • Barker, Jarrod, PO3, (1987-1991)
  • Barlow, James, CPO, (1986-2011)
  • Barnes, Sam, CWO3, (1954-1974)
  • Bartsch, Vincent, PO1, (1980-2000)
  • Bascom, Fred, PO1, (1984-1996)
  • Bastidas, Gonzalo, PO3, (1985-1994)
  • Bates, Douglas, PO1, (1979-1999)
  • Battaglia, Joe, MCPO, (1983-2006)
  • Baumbach, Paul, PO2, (1982-1988)
  • Bautista, Felix, PO2, (1981-1985)
  • Becker, Kenneth, S1c, (1943-1945)
  • Becker, Roger, PO1, (1985-2005)
  • Bedford, Charles, PO3, (1986-1992)
  • Bednarz, Glen, PO1, (1987-Present)
  • Begalla, James, PO1, (1983-2003)
  • Belanga, John, PO3, (1982-1996)
 
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The USS New Jersey is a WWII Iowa Class Battleship. BB-62's specifications are:

Length: 890 feet
Beam: 108 feet
Draught: 36 feet
Crew: 2,700
Displacement: Surface - 45,000 tons (52,000 tons fully loaded)
Max Speed: 33kts (38mph)
Fuel Capacity: 2,400,00 gallons of fuel oil
Armament:
 9 16" 50 cal. in 3 turrets
 20 5" 38 cal. in 10 dual gun mounts
 80 40mm Bofors AA
 50 20mm Oerlikon AA
 In post war operations many of the smaller mounts were deleted and Phalanx gatling gun mounts and Harpoon missile launchers were added
Armor: 16" at the sides
Aircraft: 3 Vought Kingfisher Seaplanes with 2 Catapults
Power Plant: 12 oil fired boilers powering geared steam turbines driving 4 screws with 200,000 Shaft Horsepower
Launching Date: February 22, 1943 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Cost: $100,000,000+

   
Last Updated:
Nov 22, 2010
   
 


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