Vietnam War 1969, USS New Jersey 250125-08 | Footage Farm



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[Vietnam War – 1969, USS New Jersey (BB-62) Last Line Period Off Vietnamese Coast, 20-24Mar69]
Slate: 20Mar69 Camera Petersen.
11:04:00 HA MS Gun director officer in gun director, the director swinging around. PAN left to twin mount 5” guns, both guns firing.
11:04:58 CU Wake of USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62). CU Looking down over sun-speckled water, abstract light patterns, passing under ship’s bow, tilt up to horizon.
11:06:31 Slate: 22May69 Petersen.
11:08:44 HA MS Turret #2 turning, MCU center gun elevating, coastline of Vietnam; a round is fired, gun is lowered, raised & another round fired. Repeats.
11:09:13 HA CU Radar antenna on gun director, PAN down to gun director officer sitting on top of gun director with his phone.
11:09:24 Slate: same.
11:09:35 HA MS Elevated 16″ gun firing multiple times w/ much brown smoke.
11:10:22 CU Ship’s journalist obtaining pilot’s name, while he is still in cockpit of Army UH-1DD on deck, pilot then climbs out of ‘copter, two pilots walk over deck, pilot posing next to helicopter for a photo.
11:11:01 MS Photographer w/ speedgraphic takes pilots pictures. Pilot shaking hands w/ CAPT J. E. SNYDER, C.O. of NEW JERSEY. MS Two pilots pose w/ SNYDER next to ‘copter.
11:11:24 Large crowd of ship’s crew posing next to ‘copter; two ship’s cooks w/ large cake.
11:11:49 Slate: 24May69, Petersen. Pilot & journalist; CU thru view finder of camera PAN back, looking over right shoulder of photographer taking a picture of pilot.
11:12:14 UH-1D on deck of ship, main rotor engaged. Side view lifting off from deck, flying out, circles & fly-by. Coast Guard Patrol Boat nearby.
11:13:23 HA CU Ship’s officer closing small hatch on a weather deck compartment; PAN right, shoulder patch of the “Screaming Eagles”, an airborne division patch; officer & two men walk towards lifeline. HA CU Two Coast Guard Patrol Boats tied alongside NEW JERSEY, as they receive fresh water. Men on board.
Navy Life; Naval Activities; Battleships;
NOTE: Cake was to celebrate 500th helicopter landing on BB-62 since recommissioning. GOOD color & coverage.
NOTE: BB-62 was formally recommissioned 06Apr68, decommissioned 17Dec69.
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10 thoughts on “Vietnam War 1969, USS New Jersey 250125-08 | Footage Farm

  1. Imtheone VanHalen says:

    The Vietnamese insisting the NJ be de-commisioned?? By all means….here's your de-commisioning Hanoi….ALL of the turrets should have been let loose until they begged for peace….or surrender? It's why OUR tax dollars were spent building this awesome ship.

    If Uncle Ho had the capability to park one of these of the east coast of the USA, what do you think would have happened to Washington DC ?…Oh sorry, we killed civilians, and OOPs, we hit the Capitol by…errr, mistake?

    We had the technology with this old WW2 class battleship to end the war, but naaa….let's send up pilots to be shot down and held as pawns. Let;s send high-school kids to be slaughtered by ambush…complete BS….hell, this monster could have ended the Korean "conflict" in a couple weeks

    This freaking thing could have made North Vietnam a crater in the Earth…no North Vietnam?….no problem

  2. Gangus Khan says:

    I was on LST 839 Iredell County out of DaNang October 1969 called to Extract Troops (including 1st SOG) Troops out of Cua Viet, DMZ with USS New Jersey off the DMZ. When we Ramped up we were under Rocket Fire. Which ceased real fast once they started firing in 16" Guns w/NVA crawling in holes to escape shelling the size/weight of VW's in to cover us! Cleared up so much, Lt Daniels had us on the beach by the field of craters from previous carpet bombing and some strange looking Red Stuff (if you know what I mean) drooped or dead plants! Enjoyed Sea Rats Formaldehyde Beer we got more Pickled on than drunk! 😉 …..tilting beer when the earth was shaking was very interesting! 😀

  3. Shelley Cunningham says:

    I think you should have kept a New Jersey in Vietnam when I was in high school 1968-69 probably would it end of the war

  4. apiece ofdirt says:

    I can’t believe how beautiful her decks are. Well praised Captain Snyder smoking his pipe.

  5. Sandsculptor says:

    During the week of March 20, 1969 the USS New Jersey was firing shells in support of the ROK 9th Infantry in the Nha Trang, RVN area.  They were hitting the hills on the west side of Nha Trang Airbase where the bad guys (Viet Cong) camped out to make raids in the coastal region between Cam Ranh, Nha Trang and up towards Tuy Hoa.  I was with the 21st Signal Group's Aviation Detachment at Nha Trang Airbase at this time.  The sound of those shells hitting the mountains was an impressive site to see.  And sound we heard as the 2,700 pound shells whistled their way inbound was a real attention getter.

  6. Bodhi Sattva says:

    Have the US Navy kept enough parts to theoretically re-activate the Iowas in the event of a major war with China or Russia?

  7. BoudewijnvanHouten says:

    Great footage indeed. Hope to visit her soon in Camden
    How succesful was her deployment actually in the DMZ of Vietnam?

  8. was at Con Thien 69' 70'  called fire support, all batterys firing, was given handle for USS New Jersey,  would contact. Amazing 13 miles inland, fire mission complete, enemy destroyed, no movement…………..

  9. MIKE MIKE says:

    I was a USMC Forward Observer and called these guns….amazing to watch a 16 inch round freight train over your head…made you glad you knew how to read a map!!

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