Battleship NJ Leaves Camden Waterfront Today, March 21, 2024

Battleship New Jersey, the most decorated ship in United States History will leave the Camden Waterfront today, March 21, 2024, for the first time in many years to start a dry-docking process.

The Battleship will be guided by tug boats from McAllister Towing.  The ship will be turned around, head south under the Walt Whitman Bridge towards the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard at Dry Dock #3, where the USS New Jersey was built during the late 1930s and launched from on Dec. 7, 1942.

The dry dock project is vital for the Battleship’s longevity, and as the most decorated Battleship in U.S. history, she deserves a proper sendoff that celebrates her decades of service. Join us and honor her legacy.  See below for details on Dry Dock Guided Tours, a Departure Celebration on the Pier, a cruise with the Battleship on the Spirit of Philadelphia and more!


Battleship NJ will broadcast a livestream of the ship’s departure on its social-media pages. The livestream will track the ship’s progress from its home dock to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Click here to Watch

There are a number of locations along the Delaware River that you can watch history in the making.