USS New Jersey (Bb-62): From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship (Legends of Warfare: Naval #5) (Hardcover)

USS New Jersey (Bb-62): From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship (Legends of Warfare: Naval #5) By David Doyle Cover Image
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This is book number 5 in the Legends of Warfare: Naval series.


Preserved today as a museum in its namesake state, the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) saw combat during WWII and the Korean War and was the only battleship of any nation to see service during the Vietnam War. Following service in Vietnam, New Jersey was again retired to the reserve fleet; there it languished from 1969 to 1982, when the Reagan administration reactivated and modernized the New Jersey and its three Iowa-class sisters--Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin--and returned the massive ships to service. New Jersey was again decommissioned and returned to the reserve fleet in 1991. In a move that remains controversial even now, in 1999 the New Jersey was declared surplus by the Navy. The custody of the ship was then transferred to the Home Port Alliance organization in Camden, New Jersey, which currently maintains the battleship as a memorial and museum. This book, through more than 225 photos, documents the battleship from construction, through combat during each of its wars, to its preservation today. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

About the Author

Author of over 100 books, David Doyle maritime books are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764356636
ISBN-10: 0764356631
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: March 28th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval