New Jersey added her muscle to a major air and surface strike on Wonsan 1 May, as Seventh Fleet planes both attacked the enemy and spotted for the battleship.
She arrived at Yokosuka for a two-day visit, sailing for the United States 9 April. Nine A-4 Skyhawks and six A-1 Skyraidersloaded with bombs and rockets, were catapulted in seven minutes, with only a second interval between launches.
The anti-aircraft fire of New Jersey and the other screening ships proved virtually impenetrable; two American ships were slightly damaged during the battle.
After the Communist pirates had surrendered at Rio de Janeirothe carrier returned to Norfolk on 23 March. Bill Hart provided us some highlights from the Cruise Book. On 24 July, New Jersey received inch shells and powder tanks from Mount Katmai AE by conventional highline transfer and by helicopter lift, the first time heavy battleship ammunition had been transferred by helicopter at sea.
On 16 Augustshe was commissioned with Captain Thomas L.
By the evening of the 30th, the Honolulu Rifles had subdued the insurrection. Photo courtesy of Lorri Leigh-Daley. On 24 March she again carried out the vital battleship role of heavy bombardment, preparing the invasion beaches for the assault a week later.
Taylorand other dignitaries on board. On 28 November, the U. The accuracy of the guns was questioned by some critics, but the mission was clearly accomplished. For nine hours the first day, and for seven the second, her guns slammed away on gun positions and bunkers on Hodo Pando and the mainland with telling effect.
New Jersey's final contribution to the conquest of the Marianas was in strikes on Guam and the Palaus from which she sailed for Pearl Harbor, arriving 9 August. On 3 October New Jersey fired on targets south of Tiger Island, and on 4 October the battleship fired on a Communist troop concentration and destroyed several bunkers.
During a similar action 25 November three Japanese planes were splashed by the combined fire of the force, part of one flaming onto Hancock's CV flight deck.
After stops there and at Honolulu, she put to sea to return to California on 6 January Apprentice training cruises along the west coast, punctuated by periodic voyages to Hawaii, occupied her time until the beginning of Many critics began to speculate there was something wrong with the guns.
Several near misses splashed to port, but New Jersey's precision fire silenced the enemy and destroyed several gun emplacements. On 24 May, she lost one of her helicopters when its crew pushed to the limit of their fuel searching for a downed aviator.
At Kansong two days later she fired her main battery at an artillery regiment and truck encampment, with Seventh Fleet aircraft spotting targets and reporting successes. Each shaft provided 53, horsepower. The Japanese response to the Marianas operation was an order to its Mobile Fleet; it must attack and annihilate the American invasion force.
A bridge, a dam, several gun emplacements, mortar positions, pillboxes, bunkers, an two ammunition dumps were demolished.A crowd of small boats greets the battleship New Jersey (BB 62) on the Delaware River just south of the Naval Inactive Ships Facility in Philadelphia.
Photo by David R. Wells, used by permission. Photo by David R. Wells, used by permission. The ship was laid down in February at Boston, Massachusetts, by Donald MacKay; and was launched on 24 October The new ship was commissioned on 21 July at the Boston Navy Yard, Comdr.
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Cramped is a 4/4. The second New Jersey (BB) was launched 7 December by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. Charles Edison, wife of Governor Edison of New Jersey, former Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned at Philadelphia 23 MayCaptain Carl F.
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Jul 25, · New Jersey was decommissioned for the final time at Naval Station Long Beach, California, on 8 Februarywith the ship serving a total of.Download