USS New Jersey (BB-62) in Bremerton

USS New Jersey (BB-62) (“Big J” or “Black Dragon”[citation needed]) is an Iowa-class battleship, and was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of New Jersey. New Jersey earned more battle stars for combat actions than the other three completed Iowa-class battleships, and is the only U.S. battleship to provide gunfire support during the Vietnam War.


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