Topics on this site: 


History of BB-62 

The first Battleship NJ 

Museum Site 

Photos of the New Jersey 

Iowa Class Statistics 

BB-62 Veterans 


Battleship New Jersey
Historical Museum Society

Welcome to the Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society web page. The purpose of the Society was to assist and support the battleship New Jersey in the territorial waters of the State of New Jersey.

On this Memorial Day the Society remembers and honors all those who gave their lives to gain and defend our freedom.

USS New Jersey (BB-62) is one of the four battleships of the Iowa class, the largest, fastest, most powerful, and last battleships the US ever built, and among the biggest battleships ever. Beyond her imposing size and physical characteristics, the "Big J" has an unmatched record of service to her country.

In 1975, a number of enthusiasts founded the Society as a statewide non-profit organization whose purpose was to bring the ship to a place of honored retirement in her "name" state. The Society's efforts were ultimately rewarded when the Battleship New Jersey Museum opened in Camden, NJ.

Click in the table below to continue your tour of this site: 

Statistics of the Iowa class BBs

History of the USS New Jersey

Photos of the USS New Jersey

Museum Site

The First battleship New Jersey

Veterans Association

Links page

Webmasters: Joseph Poutré and David R. Wells. 

Thanks to: David Pirmann, and the Quuxuum organization, who provide net access and disk space for this site. 

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