The USS New Jersey is a highly decorated warship, recognized for its service in WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Cold War.
It was a high-speed battleship from the Iowa class, planned by the Bureau of Construction and Repair's Preliminary Design Branch in 1938.
It was 887 ft 7 in (270.54 m) long, with a speed of 33 knots (61 km/h).
She launched on December 7, 1942, the first anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, and was commissioned on May 23, 1943.
During WWII, New Jersey bombarded targets in Guam and Okinawa, and controlled carrier raids on the Marshall Islands.
During the Korean War, she was involved in raids along the North Korean coast, after which she was decommissioned.
New Jersey was reactivated under the Navy's 600-ship program in the 1980s. She was then recommissioned and finally decommissioned in 1991.