Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Battleship New Jersey

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management
Capital Level II
Grant Award: $11,099 (2005), $100,000 (2008); $500,000 (2020); $750,000 (2021); $750,000 (2022)
Grant Recipient: Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey
County: Camden
Municipality: Camden

The Battleship New Jersey, in commission from 1941 to 1991, is the country's most decorated battleship, serving in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and providing a shield in El Salvador and Lebanon in the late 20th century. She is a product of the local shipbuilding and technology industries in Camden and the Greater Philadelphia area.  The ship retains a high degree of integrity and now serves as a museum that is open to the general public and targets school groups. 

The 2022 Trust grant will help fund the teak deck replacement for areas 8 and 9.

The 2021 Trust grant will help fund continued teak deck replacement. 

The 2020 Trust grant helped fund the replacement of large sections of the teak deck. The 2008 Trust grant helped fund a replacement teakwood deck that will ensure walking safety of tour groups and protect the steel under deck. A previous Trust grant helped fund safety and accessibility plans that allowed a new below-deck tour route to open for public tours. 

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