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South Jersey

Thursday, June 7, 2001
USS New Jersey's new, interactive Web site launched

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  • Official USS New Jersey home page
  • Complete Courier-Post battleship coverage

  • By CAROL COMEGNO
    Courier-Post Staff
    MOUNT HOLLY

    Click. On comes a photo of the battleship USS New Jersey with its 16-inch guns pointing at you on the computer screen. A fiery orange-red blast from its 16-inch gun turret fills the screen.

    With another click, a naval battle scene appears. The ship' s guns can be aimed at enemy ships, but - oops - be careful not to sink any U.S. ships in the process.

    Then take a photo tour of the inside of the historic battleship - the largest class ship ever built by the U.S. Navy and which served the country for almost 50 years beginning in World War II in the Pacific.

    These battleship features and other information can be found on the latest Internet site for the battleship New Jersey - www.battleshipnewjersey.org. It was launched Wednesday by the Home Port Alliance, the nonprofit South Jersey coalition converting the ship into a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront. "Since it went up Wednesday afternoon, we have already had a few hundred registrations from people who want information on tickets, overnight stays, school trips and volunteering," said Peter Bowman of Avericom, president of the Cherry Hill company that put the site together for the alliance.

    The ship - one of the most highly decorated in U.S. naval history - is being restored and is due to open in September at a new pier in the Delaware River behind the Tweeter Center.



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