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NEW JERSEY (BB 62)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 61 UIC: 03062
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/20/2000 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Philadelphia
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/01/1939 Commission Date: 05/23/1943
Keel Date: 09/16/1940 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/07/1942 Decommission Date: 02/08/1991
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 57.6 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
48.0
Delivery Date: 06/30/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 57.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 01/04/1999
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 888 ft Waterline Length: 860 ft
Extreme Beam: 109 ft Waterline Beam: 108 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 38 ft Draft Limit: 37 ft
Light Displacement: 45231 tons Full Displacement: 57271 tons
Dead Weight: 12040 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 161
Enlisted: 2592
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY RICHARD DANZIG SIGNED THE DONATION CONTRACT ON JULY 20, 2000 OFFICIALLY TRANSFERRING NEW JERSEY (BB 62) TO THE HOME PORT ALLIANCE, CAMDEN, NJ.
Last Updated: 07/19/2002
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