Posted March 18, 2009 by lostinjersey in Boats, Burlington, Military, Roadside. Tagged: nj, USS Rancocas. 2 Comments
Known locally as the Cornfield Cruiser, there is a naval building in Moorsetown with a Battleship command tower on top. It sticks out like a sore thumb among the farms and open stretches of road.
Posted by Andy on March 18, 2009 at 10:43 PM
I am always interested in “things New Jersey”, present, past or imagined. With gasoline prices what they are these days, I will just tour your site, and save a few $US. BTW, the “Cornfield Cruiser” aka USS Rancocas, has been renamed the Admiral Doyle. (Phillyburbs 05/17/08)
Posted by steve on March 18, 2009 at 10:42 PM
Regarding the Cornfield Cruiser it’s on Hartford Road in Mt. laurel, Burlington county… I pass it every day taking my girlfriend to work. I also went on a class trip there with my class in 5th or 6th grade (1994-1996, maple shade school system). it’s the radar equipment for an ÆGIS cruiser, and is used for training and testing…there’s a Lockheed Martin Plant on Marne hwy in Moorestown about a mile or 2 away with some radar plates and domes on it to represent a friendly cruiser, and a bunch of radio towers and a microwave tower used in testing.
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