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Re: Enlargement of the USS New Jersey's 03 Deck
When the New Jersey was selected for reactivation in 1981 she was towed from Pudget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton WA to the Navy Yard in Long Beach CA.
It took nearly a year to upgrade BB-62. In Sept,1982 the New Jersey began sea trials while the decks involvned had been installed they didn't have the armored box launchers for the tomahawk missiles or tubes for the harpoon launchers. These were installed on the New Jersey sometime in the the sea trials peroid from Sept
1982 to Dec,1982. In Dec,1982 the New Jersey was recommissioned and served until 1990.
HTH hope that helps.
Does anyone have any information on when the USS New Jersey's aft 03 deck was extended in width and forward in the 1980s?
From pictures, it appears around 1985 but conflicting (erroneous?) photograph dates make this problematic. I have seen photos dated after 1985 that show the extended deck and others showing the original 1980's deck.
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