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USS New Jersey facts


Class: Iowa (includes the New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin)

Length: 887 ft., 6 5/8 inches

Beam: 108 ft., 1 3/8 inches

Propulsion: Eight Babcock & Wilcox steam turbines producing 212,000 horsepower to two 17-ft. inboard propellers and two 18-ft., 3-inch outboard propellers

Speed: 33+ knots (about 38 mph)

Fully-loaded displacement: 57,216 tons (1945) and 57,500 tons (1988)

Hull: 17-inch armored steel

Accommodation: 161 officers, 2,592 enlisted men (1945) and 65 officers, 1,453 enlisted men (1988)

Nicknames: The ‘Big J’ and the ‘Black Dragon’


Firepower for Defense


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Illustrations, research and design by SHELDON SNEED
Design, research, and montage by JEF DAUBER


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