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Sunday, 18 January 2015

INFOGRAPHICS #11: USS New Jersey (BB-62) fast battleship, the largest and most decorated battleship in the US Navy's history

USS New Jersey in 1985. Photo: US Navy
The following image was created by Aaron Steckeuberg, Michael Price and Chang Blancharo and illustrates the USS New Jersey (BB-62) second ship of Iowa class fast battleships (sister ships are USS Iowa, USS Missouri and USS Wisconsin). USS New Jersey is the largest (by 4 inches, that's its nickname is Big J) and most decorated battleship in the US Navy's history with 19 earned Battle Stars; 9 in WWII, 4 in the Korean War, 2 in the Vietnam War and 4 for the service in Lebanon and the Persian Gulf region! New Jersey earned more battle stars for combat actions than the other three completed Iowa-class battleships, and was the only US battleship providing gunfire support during the Vietnam War. The distinguished battleship serves as a museum ship since 2000 in Camden, New Jersey. Read more here and here.


USS New Jersey by Aaron Steckeuberg, Michael Price and Chang Blancharo. For high resolution image click here.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome graphic, and great ships. Just wish the hybrid Harrier carrier and battleship idea had gone ahead...!

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  2. No point in it. With the advent of autonomous and remote war fighting the manned aircraft and armored vehicles are obsolete. A well equipped remotely controlled field army with flying drones, automated mobile hunter-killer teams, can be much more cheaply operated from home.
    Infantry and special ops are still needed to occupy but even these forces have about 50-100 years before AI enhanced robotics take their place.
    You'd wonder when mankind (emphasis on men) when get over the need for ever better ways to slaughter their neighbors?

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