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Picture heavy. 75 pics
Approaching the ship from the parking, you can see how massive it is compared to the cars and buildings next to it.
Here you can see the USS Olympia, a protected cruiser from the late 1800s which participated in the Battle of Manila Bay, and the Moshulu, a sailing ship turned floating restaurant.
Here is a replica of one of the shells fired by the Big J’s main guns. Next to it is a replica of the powder bags used to propel the shell out. The shell needed six of these to fire.
Same picture, flash off. You can see the base of the gun with the extendable ramp that holds the shell and powder in place so the ram can push it into the gun.
This is a model of the next class of ships planned after the Iowa class, the Montana Class. It would have been even more massive then the Big J, with alot more armor, and with extra firepower in the form of an additional turret.
This hallway is right outside the captain’s stateroom. It houses all the officers quarters. The more senior officers slept closer to the bow, while the less seasoned ones slept further back.
The side of one of the 5 inch turrets. Notice all the markings on the side right there. I don’t know if that’s graffiti from the visitors, or sailors leaving their mark on the ship.
Admiral Halsey’s personal room. Admiral William Halsey Jr. used the Big J as the flagship of the Third Fleet during WWII
All the decorations the ship has received. The New Jersey is the most decorated battleship in the US Navy.
Looking out towards Philadelphia. You can see the SS United States’s funnels on the other side of the river.
The Phalanx system. These where added in during the Big J’s refit during the 600 ship plan of the 80’s
Right here where I took this picture was the highest we where allowed to go on the ship. All of that was not accessible. I really wanted to go up there and take in the view.
Tomahawk launcher with a dummy missile protruding out. Tomahawk missiles where also added during her 80’s refit.
Here’s my friend standing next to a replica of the shell fired by the Japanese Yamato Class Battleship. For comparison the Iowa class shell is the green one in the front of the picture. My friend is 5’8.
Here’s my friend sitting on the Big J’s transfer chair. It was used to transfer personnel between moving ships on the high seas. Must have been not scary at all.