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USS New Jersey with San Francisco Bay Bridge in background
USS New Jersey

BB-62
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Photographed by Dick Vaubel
at
San Francisco, California
(Circa 1988)

Class: Iowa Type: Battleship
Launched: December 7, 1942
Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard
Commissioned: May 23, 1943
Length: 887.5' oa, 860' wl Beam: 108 feet Draft: 38'
Displacement (1982-92): 45,280 tons light ship, 57,256 tons full load
Armament (1982-92): Nine 16-inch/50caliber guns;
Twelve 5-inch/38 caliber guns in six twin mounts;
Four 20mm Vulcan Phalanx 6-barrel CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)
32 RGM-74 Tomahawk SSM cruise missiles in 8 quad launchers
16 Harpoon anti-ship missiles in 4 quad launchers
Complement (1982-92): 1,512

Check out the excellent
Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society
site for more detailed information and many excellent photos

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