40 For The 40

$128,305 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 14 months
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Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial .
on behalf of Home Port Alliance For the USS New Jersey, Inc.
 CAMDEN, NJ


Help Save Important WWII and Korean War Artifacts

The World’s Greatest Battleship is working to acquire four unique artifacts that helped America win World War II and stop North Korean aggression. If the ship does not obtain these artifacts soon, they may be lost forever. With your help, the Battleship can obtain three 16” gun barrels used on the ship in WWII and Korea. They were replaced in the 1950s and are in storage at a Navy yard in Virginia. The Navy plans to cut them up for scrap.

The Battleship plans to put one of the barrels on display at the ship for visitors to see up close. Under the proposed plan, the second barrel will go to the PIDC for display at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where the Battleship was launched on Dec. 7, 1942, and the third barrel will go on display in Basking Ridge, NJ.

The PIDC plans to donate to the Battleship a Quadruple 40mm Bofors Gun Mount, used aboard the Battleship in WWII, that is currently on display at the Navy Yard. This is the last Quad 40 in existence from the Battleship New Jersey!

Transporting, restoring, and displaying these artifacts is estimated to cost $200,000 and the clock is ticking. As part of the “40 For The 40” campaign, the Battleship is looking for 40 individuals and/or organizations to donate $5,000 or more towards this project, but any size donation helps! The names of the 40 largest donors will be engraved on a plaque near the Quad 40.

The Battleship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax-deductible. For more information, please call (856) 966-1652, Ext. 127, or email development@battleshipnewjersey.org

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$128,305 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 14 months
Created December 1, 2016
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Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial .
on behalf of Home Port Alliance For the USS New Jersey, Inc.
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Joe Pfeiffer
1 month ago

I took a tour of the ship last summer and was amazed by the ship and the job you have done preserving the important piece of history.

WB
$5
William J Breare
1 month ago

My Father Severed on her.

HB
$200
Hope Belanger
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
WP
$50
William Postman
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
RT
$7,500
Rich Thrash
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
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