AAA Editor Notes
Battleship New Jersey is berthed at 62 Battleship Pl. on the Camden waterfront. This Iowa Class vessel, launched from the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1942, is celebrated as the U.S. Navy's most decorated battleship. After serving in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, the ship was decommissioned in 1990. Gun turrets, bridge communications, captain's and admiral's cabins, and enlisted men's bunks and mess area can be seen.
The 2-hour Fire Power Tour offers an in-depth look at the ship's weapons systems and the combat engagement center. The 90-minute Turret II Experience explores the battleship’s legendary 16-inch gun turret.
Note: Video cameras, bags, backpacks and baby strollers are not permitted. Comfortable dress and shoes are recommended. A video version is available for those physically unable to take the tour.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.