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|311k||The New Jersey (BB-62) underway circa Vietnam service, 1968.||USN photo courtesy of David Buell.|
|166k||Off the coast of Vietnam on 8 October 1968; New Jersey's (BB-62) CAPT J. Edward Snyder, Jr. (second from left) greets SecNav Paul R. Ignatius (left) and VADM William F. Bringle (third from left), Com 7th Fleet||US Navy Photograph courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|163k||The New Jersey (BB-62) along side the ammunition ship Vesuvius (AE-15) to take on fresh 16" projectiles and powder cases. Off the coast of Vietnam, Nov. 1968.||USN courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|160k||The New Jersey (BB-62) at the US Naval Facility, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines on 16 November 1968.||Official US Navy Photograph courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|91k||View looking aft from the fore deck, showing her forward 16"/50 guns and superstructure, 1968-1969. Note the large ULQ-6 electronic countermeasures system antenna installation on her fire control tower.||Photographed by PH1 Larry H. Smith. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # NH 90624, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|23k||New Jersey (BB-62) fires a salvo from her main stern guns.||USN photo.|
|71k||Two UH-1 Huey helicopters resting on the fantail of the New Jersey (BB-62) during her service in December 1968 off Vietnam.||Courtesy of Howard Serig.|
|59k||Port side view of the New Jersey (BB-62) inboard of the Okinawa (LPH-3). This is from the Okinawa cruise book (1969). I believe the shot was taken from the LPH-3 helicopter off Vietnam, probably around Jan. 1969 near Danang.||Photo & text courtesy of Aryeh Wetherhorn.|
|75k||Bombarding enemy targets near Tuyho, on South Vietnam's central coast, during her last line period, late in March 1969.||Photographed by PH2 Monty L. Tipton. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # NH 90639, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|169k||Bow view of the New Jersey (BB-62) accompanied by the Coral Sea (CVA-43) on 13 April 1969 off the coast of Vietnam.||USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|83k||New Jersey (BB-62) in San Francisco Bay exchanging gun salute with Naval Station Treasure Island, taken 24 June 1969.||Official US Navy Photograph # NH-68934-KN, from the U.S. Naval Photographic Center, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|160k||New Jersey (BB-62) entering San Francisco Bay, 24 June 1969. |
This was her first visit to her home port in eight months. Through the summer months, New Jersey's crew toiled to make her ready for another deployment. Deficiencies discovered on the gun line were remedied, as all hands looked forward to another opportunity to prove the mighty warship's worth in combat. Reasons of economy were to dictate otherwise. On 22 August 1969 the Secretary of Defense released a list of names of ships to be inactivated; at the top of the list was New Jersey's.
|Official US Navy Photograph from the U.S. Naval Photographic Center, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.|
|181k||4-page PDF Welcome Aboard booklet of the New Jersey (BB-62) in 25 June 1969.||Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|126k||New Jersey's (BB-62) CAPT J. Edward Snyder, Jr, presenting the CO's Commendation Medal to Senior Chief Machinist Mate Gary L. Shipple, 30 June 1969.||US Navy Photograph courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|151k||Port side view of the New Jersey (BB-62) entering San Francisco bay in July 1969. I took this photo from the viewing point on the north end of the Golden Gate bridge.||Photo & text courtesy of Darryl Baker, scanned courtesy of By Design in Benicia, CA.|
|29k||"New Jersey, 7th Fleet, Point Debbie off Marble Mountain, South of Danang", by John C. Roach, a Tempera on paper, June-August 1969. In 1968, the New Jersey (BB-62) was reactivated and outfitted to serve as a heavy bombardment ship in Vietnam. At recommissioning, it was the only active battleship in the U.S. Navy. Between late September 1968 and early April 1969, it participated in Operation Sea Dragon, providing offshore gunfire support against inland and coastal targets. Soon there after, the Navy decided to reduce heavy bombardment forces in Southeast Asia. New Jersey was again decommissioned in December 1969.|| John C. Roach, 1969.178
Tempera on paper, June-August 1969.
USNHC # 88-197-CE.
|257k||Port side view of an angry New Jersey (BB-62) off the coast of Vietnam.||Photo courtesy of David Buell. Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Photo added 10/06/07.|
|96k||Oil on canvas print by the artist Tom Freeman entitled "New Jersey," depicts the New Jersey (BB-62) off the coast of Vietnam.|| Photo and text courtesy of oldgloryprints.com
|116k||New Jersey (BB-62) Decommissioning Program from 17 December 1969 held at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.||Photograph courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
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