Launching of the Battleship U. S. S. New Jersey, at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, December 7, 1942.
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"The new super warship U. S. S. New Jersey is a sister ship of the Iowa launched at Brooklyn. She is shown as she left her ways at the Philadelphia Navy Yard."

Credit: Image Donated by Corbis - Bettmann

Launched into the Delaware River from the Philadelphia Navy Yard on December 7, 1942, one year to the day, from the surprise Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U. S. S. New Jersey served in the Pacific from January 1944 until the close of WWII. Decommissioned for the last time in 1991, the New Jersey is the nation's most decorated battleship, with nineteen Battle and Campaign Stars, and is now a museum docked in the Delaware River off Camden, New Jersey.

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