The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
USS New Jersey is an Iowa-class battleship known for its service in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Lebanese Civil War, and the Persian Gulf. Named in honor of the state of New Jersey, she was the only US battleship providing gunfire support during the Vietnam War. Launched one year to the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor she was decommissioned in 1991 after serving a total of 21 years in the active fleet, after having earned a Navy Unit Commendation for service in Vietnam and 19 battle and campaign stars for combat operations throughout her career. After a brief retention in the mothball fleet, she was donated to the Home Port Alliance in Camden, New Jersey, and began her career as a museum ship on October 15, 2001.

  • Type: Iowa-Class Battleship 
  • Length: 887 ft 
  • Displacement: 58,000 tons
  • Beam: 108.2 ft 
  • Launched: December 7, 1942