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BB-62 USS NEW JERSEY
1970 - 1982

Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Papa - Papa

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1942 - 1943 (Building / Shakedown Cruise)
1944
1945 - 1949
1950 - 1953 / Korean War
1954 - 1967
Recommissioning & off to Vietnam, 1968
Vietnam Service / 1968 - Decommissioning 1969
1983 - 1985
1986 - 1998
1999 - Present


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 Sept 1999 - 11 Nov 1999.
Fate: Moved to Camden, NJ for preservation as a museum.
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New Jersey & Missouri123k New Jersey (BB-62) and Missouri (BB-63) in mothballs at Bemerton Wash in 1970's. Photo by PH1 Frank Jankowski, submitted by John Hummel.
BB-62 New Jersey182k Looking at the business side of the New Jersey (BB-62), July 81 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as part of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. The Missouri (BB-63) is moored off to her starboard side. USN courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
New Jersey & Missouri356k The two battleships, New Jersey (BB-62) and Missouri (BB-63) at Puget Sound Naval Yard, 1 July 1981, docked on either side of a Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility pier. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01715, by JO1 Callaghan, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-62 New Jersey399kThe Shelly Foss and two fleet tugs, Moctobi (AFT-105), left, and Takelma (ATF-113), tow the New Jersey (BB-62) from Bremerton, Wash., to Long Beach, Calif., to undergo refitting and reactivation, 1 Jul 1981. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-82-01716, by PH2 Gary Ballard, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey166kA memorandum from the shipyard commander to all stations of the shipyard, 5 Feb 1982. The memorandum briefly concerns the good condition that the New Jersey (BB-62) was kept in before and after decommissioning. Also, for persons not to take any items from the ship for personal use. The ship has been in dry dock since November 1981, for refitting and modernizing for return to active duty and recommissioning early in 1983. The recommissioning will be the fourth time since the ship was built in 1942. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-SN-82-04598, by PHAN Jeffrey J. Steinessen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey467kA bow view, taken with a wide angle lens, of the New Jersey (BB-62) in drydock. The ship is undergoing refitting and reactivation. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-82-04408, by PH2 Gary G. Ballard, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey519kShipyard personnel wear protective gear as they work on the hull of the New Jersey (BB-62), in dry dock being overhauled and refitted for reactivation. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-82-04589, by PHAN Jeffrey J. Steinessen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey122kJames McMahon, freshman student of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., lubricates the starboard screw strut bearings of the New Jersey (BB-62). Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-82-04591, by PHAN Jeffrey J. Steinessen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-62 New Jersey463kStern view of the New Jersey (BB-62) from some distance past the Keep away 150 feet No photography sign. Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Photo added 12/22/08.
BB-62 New Jersey164kNew Jersey (BB-62) in dry dock at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 5 Feb 1982. The ship was floated out of dock on 13 March.Official USN photo # DN-SN-8204594, by PH2 Gary G. Ballard, courtesy of Warship International, pg. 274, No. 3 1982.
New Jersey122kTugs maneuver the New Jersey (BB-62) as it is floated out of drydock here. The ship is being returned to active service after 12 years of storage, 13 Mar 1982. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-SN-82-05382, by PH2 Gary Ballard, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-62 New Jersey188kThe New Jersey (BB-62) afloat in dry dock at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 13 March 1982.Official USN photo # DN-SN-8205376, by PH2 Gary G. Ballard, courtesy of Warship International, pg. 274, No. 3 1982.
BB-62 New Jersey60kTugs maneuver the New Jersey (BB-62) out of dry dock at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 13 March 1982. Note the scaffolding around her funnels, she is probably having them repainted. Official USN photo # DN-SN-8205381, by PH2 Gary G. Ballard, courtesy of Warship International, pg. 274, No. 3 1982.
BB-62 New Jersey27kNew Jersey (BB-62) with cranes attending to her on 3 June 1982 at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Photo copyright Ronald E. Parkinson, courtesy of Warship International, pg. 213, No. 3 1982.
BB-62 New Jersey79k Born for third time, the New Jersey (BB-62) steams on post-refit trials, Sept. 1982. Note the large booms for more efficent fueling at sea, the new heavy mast, and the enlarged ECM "box" atop her fire-control tower. Her helicopter control station can be seen below her after 5-inch director. Missles have not yet been mounted. Photo courtesy of Robert Hirst from War Machine Vol 11. Text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
New Jersey71kA crewman monitors the engine room control panel aboard the New Jersey (BB-62) 25 Sept. 1982. The battleship, after recently completing renovation and modernization, is undergoing sea trials prior to reactivated in January 1983. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-83-00963, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection.
BB-62 New Jersey58k Crewmen stand in formation on the forward deck of the battleship New Jersey (BB-62). The ship's bell hangs in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-83-01009, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection.
New Jersey75kCrewmen operate the electrical generators in the upper level engine room aboard the New Jersey (BB-62). Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-83-00966, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection.
BB-62 New Jersey137kAt sea during trials off the U.S. Pacific coast, 25 Sept. 1982. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-83-00210, by PH2 Shayna Brennan, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection.
BB-62 New Jersey67k New Jersey (BB-62) view from the bridge, looking over the two forward 16"/50 gun turrets, during sea trials in the Pacific, 25-28 September 1982. Note spray at the front of the second turret. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-83-01001, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection.
BB-62 New Jersey88kCrewmen use a handcart to transport a powder casing used to fire the 16-inch guns as it is loaded aboard the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) prior to sea trials off of Seal Beach CA., 18 Oct 1982. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-83-00898, by PHC Terry Mitchell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey339kPresident Ronald Reagan speaks during the recommissioning ceremony for the New Jersey (BB-62), 28 Dec 1982 at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-83-04301, by PHC Terry C. Mitchell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey354kThree Front covers of the Welcome Aboard for the New Jersey (BB-62) appear here.
This was handed out at the Recommissioning on 28 December 1982, at Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
CAPT Lewis Glenn, Jr. issued this Welcome Aboard Front cover of the New Jersey during his tenure.
Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.

USS NEW JERSEY BB-62 History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Richard Gandolf
Address: 1917 Summernight Terrace, Colorado Spring, CO, 80909
Phone: 719-597-2722.
E-mail: dicknjudy@q.com



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