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South Jersey

ugust 8, 1962

State claim noted to USS New Jersey

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Navy has officially recognized the claim of New Jersey on the battleship USS New Jersey, Sen. Williams, D-N.J., said today.

Fearing that the Navy might plan to scrap the ship, the senator sent a telegram to the Navy July 24 asking that the ship be made available for a state memorial rather than be scrapped when it is no longer needed for defense purposes.

Williams said today he received a telegram from Kenneth E. Belieu, assistant secretary of the Navy, stating that the Navy had no current plans to scrap the ship and would be "honored to record your claim to her for any future consideration."

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