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The Courier-Post has covered the New Jersey since before it was built. This section contains stories from the year 2001.

STORIES: 1939 - 1997  |  1998  |  1999  |  2000  |  2001  |  2002  |  2003 |  2004 |  Multimedia  

December 2001
  • Firms outfit Big J with security equipment
  • Vets recall Pearl Harbor at battleship
  • Book on Big J's history available
  • Big J to host Pearl Harbor remembrances

    November 2001

  • Alliance seeks delay on battleship panel bill
  • USS New Jersey Web sites may cause confusion
  • Veterans Day marked
  • Model ships, map among memorabilia
  • Veterans Day program planned for battleship

    October 2001

  • Big J veterans plan to hold 2002 reunion upon their old home
  • Readers weigh in on ship hours
  • USS New Jersey impresses crowd in weekend debut
  • `Big J' makes its big debut
  • Superlatives don't do Big J justice
  • Area veterans get first tour of battleship museum
  • USS New Jersey opens to rave reviews
  • Battleship tour plans misguided
  • Hundreds of veterans enjoy sneak peek at battleship
  • `Welcome home, New Jersey'
  • Big J's visitors will get feel for sailors' life
  • Battleship museum makes debut
  • EDITORIAL: 'Big J' begins its new life
  • Battleship New Jersey opening set for Oct. 15
  • Battleship offers preview
  • Senate OKs $7.2M grant for battleship
  • State Senate to vote on $7.2M grant for USS New Jersey

    September 2001

  • Alliance delays decision on opening date for battleship
  • Volunteers get apology for Big J's low-key move
  • Vets awarded medals on Big J
  • USS New Jersey towed to berth with tight security, no fanfare
  • Stealthy move surprises many South Jerseyans
  • Big J will be well-anchored at new pier on Waterfront
  • Docking pilot considers it 'a real honor' to coordinate move of USS New Jersey
  • For tugboat operators, long hours and tough tasks are part of the life they love
  • Museum construction to go on after opening
  • Big J's move delayed indefinitely
  • Coast Guard OK needed to move ship
  • Winners of contest to get ride on 'Big J'
  • Battleship to be moved on Sept. 16
  • Battleship lovers upset by delay of Big J opening
  • Home Port Alliance officials reviewing pier improvements
  • Vets feel slighted that history ignores their ship's role
    August 2001
  • USS New Jersey transfer to new pier postponed
  • Moving day for 'Big J' may be decided today
  • USS New Jersey looking shipshape after new coat of paint
  • Work still halted at site of Big J center
  • Work halted on 'Big J' center
  • Battleship museum job violating Camden order
  • Up periscope: Big J center to get Barrington landmark
  • USS New Jersey enlisting guides
  • EDITORIAL: See a game, help out the 'Big J'
  • Game will benefit battleship museum
  • 'Big J' to showcase ship memorabilia
  • EDITORIAL: Better to delay opening `Big J' than to rush it
  • Camden sets hearing on Big J address
  • Restored anti-missile weapons crowning touch for battleship
  • Big J expected to be in place on Labor Day
  • Battleship's '62' painted with pride
  • 'Act of God' delays opening of USS New Jersey museum

    July 2001

  • Battleship meeting set at Burlco college
  • Alliance awards $5 million in contracts
  • Navy newscaster revisits Big J
  • Student aces his first assignment

    June 2001

  • Big J's crew, workers tell their stories
  • Battleship N.J. fund-raiser set
  • Battleship Web site shut down
  • Dredging contract is awarded for Big J
  • Ode to `Big J' draws praise in its debut
  • AUDIO: MP3 of ChildrenSong choir performing Twilight at Sea
    VIDEO of choir performing song: RealPlayer | QuickTime
  • Home Port Alliance to hold meeting in Glassboro
  • USS New Jersey's new, interactive Web site launcheds
  • Bright lights to cast ship's long shadow
  • EDITORIAL: Courier-Post's Big J song contest
  • VIDEO: Watch a music video of the Courier-Post's Big J song contest winner

    May 2001

  • Choir concert in June to feature musical piece about battleship
  • Radio operators broadcast from `Big J'
  • AUDIO: Listen to an MP3 of the first broadcast from the USS New Jersey
  • Officer commissioned in Memorial Day ceremony
  • Memories come alive on ship
  • Web site to be dedicated to battleship New Jersey
  • Burl. Twp. hosts USS New Jersey Day
  • Navy gives three more stars to battleship
  • River dredging OK'd for towing of battleship
  • Choir, composer collaborate on song for USS New Jersey
  • USS New Jersey exhibit to visit Burlington mall
  • Assembly panel OKs $7.2M for battleship

    April 2001

  • Officer returns to battleship
  • Crew worked together to load, fire ship's guns
  • Work begins on pier for USS New Jersey
  • Musical piece to honor battleship
  • Firefighters prepare for battleship emergencies
  • Volunteers restoring USS New Jersey's communications system

    March 2001

  • Battleship guided to new Camden pier
  • `Big J's' sister battleship Iowa heads to new West Coast home
  • Kids temporarily banned from battleship
  • Monday, March 19, 2001 Teen has a big job on Big J
  • Program director hopes to attract funds, visitors
  • Volunteer finds `Big J' lives up to name
  • DRPA authorizes $8 million for battleship pier

    February 2001

  • Camden-bred artist shares portrait of `Big J'
  • Battleship models spur old sailors' hearts, memories
  • Local folks donate items to Big J
  • It's a big weekend for `Big J'
  • Cost of `Big J' pier has risen to $10M
  • New `Big J' pier plan wins permits

    January 2001

  • Battleship curator has experience, enthusiasm
  • Ship officials to reconsider closed talks
  • Volunteers enlist for duty
  • Opinion: Adhere to `Big J' legacy; open alliance meetings
  • Whaleboats arrive for battleship
  • More volunteers needed aboard `Big J'

    STORIES: 1939 - 1997  |  1998  |  1999  |  2000  |  2001  |  2002  |  2003 |  2004 |  Multimedia  

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