Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.

Rating: 4.64 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 62 Battleship Pl Camden NJ 08103 USA

Mission: The Battleship New Jersey''s mission is to preserve, restore, exhibit and intrepret the history of the USS New Jersey and her veterans.
Programs: The Battleship New Jersey has a variety of programs. The museum offers three distinct tour routes, serves as a locale for community, corporate and private events, offers educational classes that meet core curriculum requirements and offers overnight encampments. The Battleship Blast, an annual fundraising gala, coincides with the Independence Day fireworks display across the Delaware River.
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer curatorial support specialist aboard Battleship New Jersey Musuem and Memorial for nearly ten years, I have grown to appreciate what a great educational and heritage resource the ship represents. The experience of the ship is a complate and accurate presentation of what Navy life is all about, even today. The sights, the sounds, the presentation all represent how the ship appeared to the sailors who served in her. During my most enjoyable efforts in helping restore the ship likness of the power it represented during her sea service, I was able to create displays and restored systems that presented her in her true fashion and helped clarify what the visitors take away from Battleship New Jersey. Though experiencing severe economic hardships the splendid staff has perservered and maintains the her in great fashion. As I said before, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial represents a priceless example of the technology and industry of the people who built and the era she was consructed in.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observing how the restored systems performed.

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I really don't believe that the organization needs to be changed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Midshipman in 1956 I had the pleasure of sailing on the New Jersey. It was the first Navy ship that I was ever on and my memories of being aboard and traveling to Europe and seeing those big guns fire shall always be remembered.
When she was coming home to Camden, I knew that I had to get involved.
I have been a Docent volunteer for eight years, a Board member for three years and a donor to help preserve the ship and its history. I truly enjoy giving tours on the ship and sharing the ship's history with others; particularly the young school children and the many foreigners who spend a day of their vacation and, or, business trips to visit the ship. Everyone marvels at her size and her condition (maintained by volunteers),
Visiting the Battleship New Jersey is an experience that I wish for everyone.

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This ship is a part of our history over a period of fifty years and provides a wonderful learning experience for all who visit her.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to attract more donors so we can open up more of the ship to the public

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer on the Battleship New Jersey for approximately 2 years conducting daytime tours for visitors as well as tours for our encampment program. Last year we had close to 18,000 campers who ate, slept and went on tour on the Battleship.

I have participated in various programs honoring our past and present military such as the promotion of James H. Rodman Jr from Captain to Rear Admiral.

As is Gettysburg a memorial to our hero veterans, the Battleship New Jersey is a interactive, living memorial to our veterans and we strive to keep their memory alive by our programs and activities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

promoting and describing the role the ship and the men that fought on her to our visitors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to spread the word and promote support of the endeavors of our crew on the Battleship.

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Rating: 5 stars  


The Battleship New Jersey served in more wars (4) than any other ship of any kind in the USA. It has been successfully broadcasting the importance of this ship to the winning of peace during its 48 year history since docking in Camden on Veterans Day 1999. Volunteers have been utilizing various skills to keep the battleship in suitable condition so that hundreds of docents can conduct tours throughout the day and during the encampments at night. Young boys and girls, as well as numerous adults have learned important facts about our country that they would otherwise never learn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

conducting tours and hearing feedback from the adults.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

widen the advertising of the importance of the Battleship New Jersey to our winning of peace.

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