The USS New Jersey is one of the mightiest battleships to ever sail the seas and the most decorated warship in U.S. Naval history. The fast, powerful 45,000-ton Iowa class ship has been awarded 16 battle stars and 13 other ribbons, medals and citations.
"Rest well, yet sleep lightly....
and hear the call, if again sounded,
to provide firepower for freedom."
The captain of the USS New Jersey spoke these words following her service in Vietnam. Commissioned four times since 1942, she also served in World War II and the Korean War and was part of the Mediterranean Fleet.
Your purchase of this special plate will help maintain the historic USS New Jersey (BB-62) to serve as a museum in this famous battleship's retirement. The proceeds will help the USS New Jersey Battleship Commission fulfill its mission to preserve and maintain her in continuing service as a monument in our great state.