Big J all lit up for the Holidays  (January 5, 2002) Recent Photos Index Page

I continue to volunteer regularly onboard Big J and always take plenty of photos whenever I'm there.  On this page you'll find links to photos taken since the ships Grand Opening on October 14, 2001.  If you would like to see photos from another period in the ships long and distinguished career, click Here to go to the Photo Gallery Main Page and select a link for the time period you want to see photos from.  If you'd like to see photos of a specific area of the ship, click Here and describe the area in an e-mail.  I'll try and take some photos of that area for you the next time I'm onboard.

 

  Photos from 2013  
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  08/17/2013

Photos from volunteer days during the past 9 months.

 
   

 

 

 

Photos from 2012

 

 

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  11/17/2012

Photos from volunteer days during the past 4 months.

 
  07/21/2012

Visit by a group of Active Duty Navy volunteers from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

 
  06/30/2012

Restoration of the steel Ships Bell mounted on the Bow Antenna Base - 2012 Battleship Blast

 
  05/26/2012

Polishing the Capstans & Wildcats - Photos of USS Iowa enroute to her new permanent berth

 
  04/03/2012

Photos from a "Support the Battleship Rally" - The battle to move the ship is heating up again...

 
  02/12/2012

16-inch Powder Magazine between Turrets 1 & 2 - O5 Level Brass Restoration Efforts

 
       
  Photos from 2011  
 

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10/02/2011

Memorial Service held onboard for Joe Moran

 
 

09/10/2011

Navy Chief's and Selectees return for another Volunteer Day - Aft Main Battery Plot - Spot 2

 
 

08/20/2011

2nd Annual Spirit of '45 Celebration - Tanks & Flame Throwers at "Tank Farm" in Nokesville, VA

 
 

07/23/2011

A Tribute to Joe Moran - Forward Main Battery Plot - DC Power Shop - Hull Technician Shop

 

 

06/25/2011

Shipyard Raid - Sneak Peek at Turret #2 Experience - 2011 Battleship Blast

 

 

06/11/2011

Round 3 of progress photos of the ongoing work to open the lower levels of Turret #2

 

 

06/04/2011

Round 2 of progress photos of the ongoing work to open the lower levels of Turret #2

 

 

04/23/2011

Round 1 of progress photos of the ongoing work to open the lower levels of Turret #2

 

  03/26/2011

New Tour Route into the lower levels of Turret #2 to open soon - The work is just starting!

 
       
  Photos from 2010  

 

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  12/31/2010

Bricks are being installed on the Pier - Fireworks over the Delaware River - Happy New Year!!

 
  12/04/2010

SS United States looking pretty sad - USS Olympia to remain open until Spring "Summit"

 
  11/13/2010

Ships Encampment Program and Dr. Tom Banit win HNSA Awards - Visit to the Pit Log Trunk

 
  10/24/2010

Trip to a Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA to watch vintage biplanes do amazing things, great day!

 
  10/16/2010

Chesapeake Bay cruise on the S.S. John W. Brown, and a snapshot in time, what a treat!

 
  10/02/2010

Teak Deck Replacement begins, Port Flag Bridge - Tug Boat Madeline - 1953 Mack Fire Truck

 
  09/11/2010

Newly painted areas on O5 - Navy Chief's and Selectees return for another Volunteer Day

 
  08/14/2010

Spirit of '45 Celebration on the Battleship New Jersey, featuring vintage vehicles & equipment

 
  07/03/2010

Admiral Katz visits - Firing of Mount 52 - Firing of 40mm Salute Gun - 2010 Battleship Blast

 

 

05/08/2010

Ships Alarm Project - WW II Radio Room - Mount 56 USMC Plaque - Ships Bell Restoration

 

 

03/06/2010

Ships Bell (on the O7 level) - Armored Hatches in Berthing areas below Mess Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2009

 

 

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10/31/2009

Various photos of recent visits including another firing of Mount 52 

 

 

09/13/2009

A group of Navy Chief's and Selectees visited today to volunteer their time onboard

 

 

08/22/2009

Photos from another work day onboard the Cruiser Olympia and USS Becuna

 

 

06/27/2009

2009 Battleship Blast - July 4th Fireworks - Firing of Mount 52 

 

 

06/06/2009

Scenes from a trip to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on D-Day, plus 65 years...

 

 

05/23/2009

Engine Room #2, Armed Forces Day, Ships 66th Birthday on Memorial Day Weekend

 

 

04/04/2009

Brass Team's 2nd visit to the Cruiser Olympia and some photos of the USS Becuna

 

 

03/28/2009

Brass Team's 1st visit to the Cruiser Olympia to polish some brass railings

 

 

01/31/2009

Photos of the long awaited binnacle moving day

 

 

01/24/2009

5" Magazine, working along Broadway and vintage Japanese weapons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2008

 

 

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11/29/2008

Photos of the painful restoration of the compass for our compensating binnacle

 

 

11/18/2008

Sailor Art Photos taken during another parts raid at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard

 

 

09/27/2008

Photos of our ongoing restoration of a Navy compensating binnacle

 

 

07/05/2008

Various photos from recent visits including some on the new City at Sea Tour Route

 

 

05/22/2008

Numerous ships at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard taken during a parts raid

 

 

05/17/2008

Photos from Armed Forces Day 2008 onboard Big J

 

 

03/22/2008

200th Volunteer Day - Working in the Wardroom and along the new Tour Route

 

 

03/01/2008

5" Ammo Hoist display on new Tour Route - Ships CCTV Studio on new Tour Route

 

 

02/02/2008

Buffalo Soldiers Presentation onboard Big J - Restoration work along new Tour Route

 

 

01/12/2008

Print Shop Progress Photos - Starboard Side Flag Bag - New Recruits Back Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2007

 

 

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12/29/2007

Encampment Activities, Lowering Colors - Deck Replacement Progress - Flag Bridge 

 

 

09/15/2007

Various photos from recent volunteer days in August and September

 

 

07/14/2007

New Tour Route Areas now open - Sea Cadets Boot Camp - New Recruits Back Again

 

 

06/30/2007

2007 Battleship Blast - July 4th Fireworks - Deck Replacement Progress

 

 

06/18/2007

USS Puget Sound (AD-38) taken during a parts raid before she is sent to be scrapped

 

 

06/02/2007

Armed Forces Day Photos - Echo Taps - Gala Birthday Party onboard for Tom Clancy

 

 

05/12/2007

Spring Cleaning on the Weatherdeck - Visit to the USS Winston Churchill  DDG-81

 

 

05/05/2007

Ships new Curator spending the day polishing brass with the Brass Team

 

 

04/21/2007

New Recruits Back for another Work Day - Bad to the Bone Sailor Art

 

 

03/17/2007

Photos taken after a late Winter snowstorm blanketed the ship with a light dusting

 

 

02/24/2007

Some of the Brass Team in the Barber Shop - My favorite Quarterdeck Dynamic Duo

 

 

02/10/2007

Ship's Bakery Restoration - Ice on the Delaware - Saturday Morning Docents

 

 

01/20/2007

New Recruits - Oops, too Close - Aft Phalanx Mounts and Ammunition Elevator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2006

 

 

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12/30/2006

Santa's Visit - Happy Penguin Onboard - Fire Valve Assembly R&R - New Gun in Town 

 

 

11/25/2006

Admiral Halsey's Stateroom Display - Deck Repairs outside Admiral's Cabin, O2 Level

 

 

10/07/2006

Comcast employees working onboard the ship on their annual Volunteer Day

 

 

09/16/2006

Pier Shots - Turret #2 - Deck Repairs outside Admiral's Cabin, O2 Level, Port Side 

 

 

08/19/2006

Helicopter Control Tower - Teak Deck Replacement, O3 Starboard Signal Bridge

 

 

07/05/2006

USS Des Moines (CA-134) taken during parts raid before she was sent to be scrapped

 

 

07/01/2006

2006 Battleship Blast - July 4th Fireworks

 

 

06/17/2006

Restoration projects - Main Deck aft of Turret #3 and O3 Starboard Signal Bridge

 

 

05/20/2006

View from the Forecastle - Ships Bell on the Quarterdeck

 

 

05/06/2006

Turret #1 Barrels and Bucklers - Starboard Side photos - Port Side Flag Bag 

 

 

04/15/2006

Brass Team working on the 16-inch Gun Barrels and Rubber Bucklers

 

 

04/08/2006

Admiral's Stateroom - Captain's In Port Stateroom - Volunteer Barbeque

 

 

03/11/2006

Onboard Museum Spaces - Radio Room - Sick Bay - Sea Cadets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2005

 

 

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12/31/2005

Newly installed Radar Dish - Teak Deck Replacement, O3 Starboard Signal Bridge

 

 

11/05/2005

Looking for Tattoos done by Sailor Jerry in Honolulu, any stories to tell?

 

 

10/15/2005

Waxing the Seasprite Helicopter - Sailor Art from Shaft Alley

 

 

09/30/2005

Ships Crew Reunion onboard

 

 

08/20/2005

Ships Original Organ - Numerous shots of Sailor Art in Crew Spaces

 

 

07/02/2005

2005 Battleship Blast - July 4th Fireworks - Firing Port Ceremonial Gun 

 

 

06/28/2005

Ships refurbished SH-2 Seasprite Helicopter arrives and is lifted onboard

 

 

06/18/2005

Ships Magnetic Compass - Firing Port Ceremonial Gun - Iowa Class Prop

 

 

05/14/2005

Sick Bay and Operating Room - New Museum Spaces under Construction

 

 

04/30/2005

Aft Gyro Compass - Iowa Class Prop - New Brass Shop Progress

 

 

04/09/2005

Captain's At Sea Cabin - Aft end of Broadway - Party on the Fantail

 

 

03/12/2005

New Brass Shop - Propeller & Helicopter onshore - Main Rudder Control

 

 

02/12/2005

Main Damage Control - Anchor Windlass Area - AFFF2 - Turret #3

 

 

01/29/2005

Ice on the River - Interior Passageway Shots - Fireroom #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2004

 

 

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12/31/2004

Happy New Year!!!

 

 

12/11/2004

Ships Chapel - Turret #2 - Mardet Armory - Turret #1 - Santa's Visit

 

 

10/23/2004

Brass Team Awards Ceremony

 

 

10/09/2004

Saturday Volunteers - Print Shop - O5 Level

 

 

09/25/2004

Saturday Volunteers - Corvairs on the Pier - BB-62 Band

 

 

09/19/2004

Main Fire Control - Boats on the Delaware

 

 

07/17/2004

Main Fire Control Restoration Efforts - CEC

 

 

07/02/2004

2004 Battleship Blast - July 4th Fireworks - Tall Ships - Simulator Ride

 

 

06/08/2004

Flags at half mast - General Tibbet's visit onboard - The Enola Gay

 

 

05/29/2004

World War II Memorial Dedication Simulcast - Harpoon Missile Battery

 

 

05/08/2004

Tiger Marching Band visits Big J - Main Fire Control - Outside Mount 55

 

 

04/23/2004

Quarterdeck Bell - Port Side Gun - Volunteer Party - Deck 2 Crew Area

 

 

03/27/2004

Anchor Windlass Area - Turret #2 - Wardroom - 1MC - Radio Club Gang

 

 

02/28/2004

Bridge - Charthouse O4 - Ships A/C Plant - Anchor Windlass Area

 

 

01/31/2004

Ice on the River - Charthouse O8 - Sky 1 - Museum Area - Forward Diesel

 

 

01/03/2004

Ships Chapel - Fireroom #3 - Bridge - O8 Conning Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2003

 

 

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12/20/2003

Christmas Tree on Mess Deck - Brass Team in Action - Auxiliary Steering

 

 

11/29/2003

Conning Station on Bridge - Ships Magnetic Compass - Officers Galley

 

 

11/01/2003

Ships Magnetic Compass - Night Shots on Deck - Original Ships Wheel

 

 

10/18/2003

Anchor Windlass Area - Turret #3 - Sea Cadets - USS Olympia & Becuna

 

 

10/11/2003

Volunteer Memorial Plaque Dedication - Forecastle - Brass Team

 

 

09/27/2003

Turret #2 - Helicopter

 

 

09/06/2003

Fireroom #4 - Mount 56 - XO's Office/Cabin - Wardroom Entrance

 

 

08/09/2003

Ships Library - Turret #1 - Ships Bakery - Sail Locker - Ship Model

 

 

08/02/2003

Turret #1 - Engines - Main Deck - Ships Bell - Don't Tread on Me Flag

 

 

07/19/2003

Ships Chapel - Radio Club - Engine Room #2

 

 

07/05/2003

River Patrol Boats - Maintenance Office - Museum Exhibits - Fantail

 

 

06/21/2003

Turret #2 - Engine Room #1 - Main Deck

 

 

06/14/2003

Main Deck - Boy Scout Encampment

 

 

05/24/2003

Turret #3 - Mess Deck - Engine Room #3

 

 

05/10/2003

Engine Room #3 - HT Shop - Quarterdeck

 

 

04/30/2003

Main Deck - Brass Shop - Brass Team - Volunteer Party (5/1)

 

 

04/12/2003

Vintage equipment display on Pier - Sea Cadets - Ms. New Jersey

 

 

03/29/2003

9/11 Commemorative Flag Visit - Admiral's Cabin - Captain's Cabin

 

 

02/08/2003

Snow on Main Deck - CEC - Bridge - CIC - Forward Main Battery Plot

 

 

01/25/2003

Main Deck at Dusk - Ice on the Delaware River

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2002

 

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11/30/2002

Machine Shop - Post Office - Main Deck at night

 

 

09/28/2002

GeeDunk - Machine Shop - Broadway - Phalanx System

 

 

09/13/2002

Ships Veteran's Reunion Onboard Big J, many former crewman

 

 

08/17/2002

Quarterdeck - O11 - Spot 1 - Turret #2 - Main Damage Control

 

 

07/27/2002

Broadway - Tomahawk Missile Launcher - Harpoon Missile Launcher

 

 

07/06/2002

Shaft Alley - 1st Division Crew Spaces - Commissioning Pennant

 

 

06/29/2002

Former Crewman in Engine Room #4

 

 

06/15/2002

Machine Shop - 1MC Control Room - Museum Exhibits - CEC

 

 

06/01/2002

Broadway - Engine Room #4 - Union Jack

 

 

05/18/2002

Radio Room - Main Rudder Control - Museum Exhibits

 

 

04/27/2002

5" Ammo Lower Handling Room - Sick Bay - Aft Diesel - Main Deck

 

 

04/13/2002

Flag Bags - CIC - Emergency

 

 

03/30/2002

Aft Main Battery Plot - Flag Bags - MARDET Area - Gym - Aft Missile Deck

 

 

03/16/2002

Broadway - Radio Room - CPO Mess - Pilot House - Print Shop

 

 

03/09/2002

Sick Bay - Turret #2 - Sea Cadets

 

 

02/23/2002

Ward Room - Ships Laundry - Sick Bay - Emergency Steering

 

 

02/09/2002

Main Deck - USS Olympia - Brass Team

 

 

02/02/2002

Main Deck - GeeDunk - Ships Bell

 

 

01/05/2002

Dentist's Office - Officer's Barber Shop - Christmas Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 2001

 

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12/08/2001

Main Deck - Sail Loft - Crew Spaces

 

 

11/24/2001

Main Deck

 

 

11/24/2001

Main Deck - CIC

 

 

10/27/2001

Anchor Windlass Area - Main Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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