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Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey
Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant
Grant Award:
$15,000 (2004); $30,000 (2006), $50,000 (2009)
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, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and providing 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, open to the general public and school children.

The current grant will help fund the fabrication and installation of canvas awnings that are part of the historic character of the ship.

The 2006 grant helped fund the restoration of historic finishes in below-deck areas, including the brig, the laundry and the barber shop, which are now open and interpreted to the public for the first time. The 2004 grant helped fund the replacement of  areas of the teak deck, an urgent and necessary project to preserve the integrity of the ship’s main deck, to address a potential tripping hazard for the public and to protect the steel hull below.

For more information, visit: www.battleshipnewjersey.org