Toured the USS New Jersey on Christmas Eve and shot a few pics.
Link to all 69 pics on my photo website. These were shot with Nikon D90 and are untouched except for cropping a couple.
Just a little trivia:
It is anchored in Camden NJ right across the Delaware River from Philidelphia. It is on permanent display for tours and they have a museum inside one area adjacent to the galley. For the most part it is in original condition. It served from 1944 to 1991 and saw action in 4 major wars - WW2, Korean War, Vietnam, and the first Gulf war. It fired more shells than any other of the battleship in its service life. It was actually decommissioned several times and brought back. Looks like it could be again if ever needed with some refitting.
The (9) 16" guns could fire in 30 second intervals and were accurate within 50 ft at 20+ miles away. The shells appeared to be about 30+ inches in length.
The ship was originally fitted with (10) twin 5" guns as well, used for shelling surface targets and anti-aircraft. Those guns have a range of 10 miles or so. (4) of those guns were removed when the missiles were added in the 80's so (6) remain. Originally it had numerous anti-aircraft guns mounted on the deck which are also gone. It has (4) boxes of (4) ea Tomahawk cruise missiles. Also Harpoon missiles, (4) Phalanx close in weapons systems (CIWS) guns. These models fire I believe 2500 round per minute, some later models fire up to 4500 rounds per minute. They are designed to control incoming missiles or aircraft threats. Most modern Navy ship now use some model of these guns. Small but impressive. The ship is an "all business" war machine.
My gf asked me if I'd have served on the ship what job I'd have wanted. I thought for a moment. Probably Captain would be good! lol Seriously probably a gunner targeting guy or a person responsible for maintaining gun turret operation back in the day.
A few sample pics below: