Central Waterfront in Camden in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
USS New Jersey Marine Detachments
Dedicated to the memory of the Marines of the Marine Detachments that served aboard the USS New Jersey from 19421991
Erected by Marine Corps League Dept. of New Jersey.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Cold • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 56.35′ N, 75° 7.983′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. It is in Central Waterfront. Memorial is on Riverside Drive. The plaque is located on one of the port-side 5-inch secondary guns aboard the Battleship New Jersey. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Clinton St, 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. 5" Secondary Gun System (a few steps from this marker); USS New Jersey Marine Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile (a few steps from this marker); Mark 36 Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Chaff (SRBOC) (within shouting distance of this USS New Jersey Aircraft (within shouting distance of this marker); 04 Level Navigation Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Close-In Weapons System (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral's Flag Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Regarding USS New Jersey Marine Detachments. Since its founding in 1775, Marines have been embarked on U.S. warships, primarily to repel boarders and form landing parties for small operations ashore. Secondary duties included law enforcement and ceremonial duties aboard ship. In the era of steel ships, small Marine detachments were limited to duty aboard cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers. On those ships they also manned secondary or anti-aircraft gun batteries. With the deployment of nuclear weapons aboard U.S. warships, including the New Jersey, Marines were given the principal duty of security for those weapons.
Also see . . .
1. The Battleship New Jersey, our nation's most decorated battleship. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the 5"/38 caliber gun(Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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