Camden in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
USS New Jersey Aircraft
Helicopters quickly took over the role of floatplanes after World War II, which caused New Jersey to lose her two catapults. Helicopters could take off and land on their own without catapults or cranes. The battleship
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- New Jersey's HO3S-1 Dragonfly, nicknamed "Jersey Bounce" by her crew, lands on the fantail in 1953. The first HO3S-1 on New Jersey was lost in 1951 after it ran out of fuel while attempting to rescue a downed pilot. The crew were safely recovered and returned to the battleship, which received the replacement helicopter seen in this photograph.
- One of New Jersey's OS2U Kingfishers sits on the port-side catapult, just ahead of the aircraft recovery crane. The Iowa-class battleships stored their floatplanes on the open fantail.
- After landing, a SC-1 Seahawk slides onto a sea-sled towed by New Jersey to make aircraft recovery easier. The crane used to return floatplanes to the deck was removed in 1982 to increase space for helicopter operations.
- New Jersey crew
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 39° 56.331′ N, 75° 7.963′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Memorial can be reached from Clinton Street near S. Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located on the Battleship New Jersey. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Clinton Street, Camden NJ 08103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile (within shouting distance of this marker); USS New Jersey Marine Detachments (within shouting distance of this marker); Side View Turret #1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battleship New Jersey (about 400 feet away); M2 Browning (about 500 feet away); Eyewitness to History (about 600 feet away); American Merchant Marine Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Walt Whitman (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Also see . . .
1. Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial . (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. USS New Jersey (BB-62) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Kaman SH-2 Seasprite on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.