USS New Jersey (BB 62), Camden, New Jersey, Tues 5 October 2010 1 Welcome to USS New Jersey! Now preserved in her name state, she was built only a few miles away in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commissioned in May 1943, she is the second of four 57,000 ton, 32 knot Iowa class battleships, undoubtedly the ultimate development of the big gun ship. She served in the Pacific against Japan, and later in the shore bombardment role in Korea, Vietnam and Lebanon. Extensively modernised with missiles in the early 1980s, she was finally retired in 1991. Here are 27 photos.
USS NEW Jersey