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BB-62 USS NEW JERSEY
1986 - 1998

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
1970 - 1982
1983 - 1985
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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BB-62 New Jersey106kPhoto taken from the Ramsey (FFG-2) during Jan/Feb. 1986 shows the carrier Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), the oiler is Kawishawi (maybe) and the New Jersey (BB-62) refueling off the Southern California coast.Courtesy of Chris Ronan.
BB-62 New Jersey485kCrewman operates throttle in the main engine room aboard N.J. Behind him, the engine oil inspection station. Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Photo added 11/12/08.
BB-62 New Jersey841kCrewmen operate electrical generators in the upper level engine room aboard New Jersey (BB-62). Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Photo added 11/12/08.
BB-62 New Jersey140kNew Jersey (BB-62) as the centerpiece of Battle Group Romeo,, the first battleship battle group to deploy to the Western Pacific since the Korean War including Long Beach (CGN-9), Wabash (AOR-5), Merrill (DD-976), Copeland (FFG-25) and Thatch (FFG-43). Taken 12 May 1986 at the beginning of the deployment of the first battleship battle group. During this deployment Battle Group Romeo tested the feasibility, composition, and advantages and limitations of a Battleship Battle Group in environments from the Gulf of Thailand to the Bering Sea. Official US Navy Photograph, submitted by Robert M. Cieri.
BB-62 New Jersey133k The armored conning door aboard the New Jersey (BB-62) in 1986 during Seafair. Door is 17 inches thick and weighs over a ton. Courtesy of Lacy Lee.
BB-62 New Jersey180k The New Jersey (BB-62) at Naval Station Subic Bay, August 1986. Courtesy of Dave Johnston.
BB-62 New Jersey52k The New Jersey (BB-62) in stero firing it's 16-inch guns, 10 Oct. 1986. USN photo.
New Jersey355k Copy image of an aerial bow view of the New Jersey (BB-62) firing its nine 16-inch/50 caliber guns simultaneously, 30 Dec 1986. USN photo # DN-SC-04-10490, by PH1 Terry Cosgrove, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey77kA signalman uses semaphore flags to send a message from the New Jersey (BB-62). In the background are the ship's ribbons, 3 Mar 1987. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-87-04540, by PH2 Rick Sforza, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey620kCrew members aboard the New Jersey (BB-62) clean a portion of the ship's teak deck by scrubbing with pumice stones and bleach, 3 Mar 1987. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-87-04558, by PH2 Rick Sforza, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey137k Chinese laborers paint the side of the New Jersey (BB-62) during a port visit, 3 Mar 1987. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-87-04573, by PH2 Rick Sforza, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-62 New Jersey & Company252k A bow on view of the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) leading the American battle line. She is followed by the battleship Missouri (BB-63) and the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Long Beach (CGN-9) with other screening vessels following astern of the cruiser. The photograph was taken from the fantail of the Enterprise (CVN-65), possibly during exercise RIMPAC '88 during Jul 1988. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # N-0000X-042, submitted by Bill Gonyo.
New Jersey & Missouri389kA 16-inch projectile lands near the bow of the target ship being fired at by the New Jersey (BB-62) and Missouri (BB-63) during Fleet Exercise '89 on 14 Oct 1989. USN photo # DN-SN-93-04361, by PH1 Terry Cosgrove, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey186kThe New Jersey (BB-62) follows the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) during Fleet Exercise '89, on 14 Oct 1989. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-SN-93-04323, by PH1 Terry Cosgrove, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-62 New Jersey121k The battleship New Jersey (BB-62) lies tied up at the Pearl Harbor naval station during a visit on 1 Aug 1990. Official U.S. Navy photo # DN-SC-92-04472, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey48k Decommissioning Invitation for the New Jersey (BB-62) at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
New Jersey198kThe New Jersey (BB-62) and various ship's patches at the time of her decommissioning, 8 Feb 1991 at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
New Jersey202k The morning of New Jersey's (BB-62) decommissioning is ushered in by fog. Photo courtesy of David Buell.
New Jersey124kThe New Jersey's (BB-62) crew assembling on deck before the decommissioning ceremony began. Photo courtesy of David Buell.
New Jersey159kThe New Jersey's (BB-62) Commanding Officer reading the decomissioning orders right before the commission pennant was lowered for the last time. Photo courtesy of David Buell.
(NISMF)371kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 Dec 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
New Jersey & Missouri234k An aerial stern view of the decommissioned battleship New Jersey (BB-62) and seven decommissioned Knox class frigates tied up at the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA., on 17 May 1993. USN photo # DN-ST-95-01861, by Calvin Larsen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

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



Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
U.S.S. New Jersey BB 62 Web page

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