During WWII, because of the ships dark painted hull and when she fired her guns it looked like she was breathing fire, the Battleship earned the nickname “The Black Dragon.”
What happened to the USS New Jersey?
After fighting fascism, communism, and terrorism, she was decommissioned for the final time in February 1991. Today the New Jersey continues her service as a living museum and memorial in Camden, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia where she was built.
How big were the guns on the USS New Jersey?
The guns more closely resemble giant cannons, weighing 237,000 pounds each and measuring 66 feet in length. The cannons belonged to the Iowa-class battleship New Jersey, which was commissioned in 1942 and went on to be the most decorated battleship in its class before being decommissioned in 1991.
How old is the USS New Jersey?
USS New Jersey (BB-16)HistoryUnited StatesLaunched10 November 1904Commissioned12 May 1906Decommissioned6 August 192019 more rows
When was the USS New Jersey in Vietnam?
USS New Jersey was the only battleship recalled to duty during the Vietnam War. She recommissioned in April 1968 and arrived off Southeast Asia in September. From then until April 1969, she conducted frequent bombardments along the South Vietnamese coast.
How high is the main deck above the waterline on the Battleship New Jersey?
54 feet Recommended for Grades 7-12, this program consists of a visit to the Bridge, 54 feet above the waterline, where waves broke overhead, the Expansion Joint, which allowed the ship to twist and flex and sea threw her around, and the ships boats used to rescue sailors washed overboard.