Sunken ship used as target
The former Naval Ship Target property is located near the mouth of Stow Creek, approximately 4 miles west of Greenwich, in Cumberland and Salem counties, New Jersey.
The property was used from April 1945 until approximately 1946 as a practice bombing and rocket strafing target. The target consisted of a wooden ship located at the mouth of Stow Creek, and was used by the Naval Air Stations Atlantic City, Wildwood, and Cape May.
Munitions from this target practice were discovered in the water portion of the property, prompting further investigation.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is conducting work at the site, under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS). DERP-FUDS is a federal program to investigate and clean up any environmental conditions resulting from the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) past activities at installations that have since been transferred to others.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Mr. Gregory J. Goepfert, P.E., PMP
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, Room 17 401-2
New York, NY 10278
Telephone (917) 790-8235