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South Jersey

May 25, 1951

'New Jersey' at War

The battleship New Jersey, sister ship of the Mighty Mo, has suffered her first casualty.

One of the most powerful sea warriors in the world, the New Jersey won 11 battle stars in the Pacific war. She covered more than 220,000 miles without being hit by enemy action or suffering a single casualty, although she took part in such campaigns as Kwajalein, Truk and Okinawa.

Now, the Navy reports one sailor killed and three wounded by enemy batteries while the New Jersey hurled the weight of its one-ton shells at Wonsan.

Tragic as it is to hear that the big ship has suffered its first casualties, Jerseyites may again take pride in the fact that "their" battlewagon again is distinguishing herself on the warpath.



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