After the collapse of the United States, the Empire States acquired a handful of naval vessels including the fleet carrier Saratoga and the dreadnought battleship Texas, which had made its home port in New York. The Empire States rechristened the Texas as the ESS New York, and in 1932 began design work on a new class of battleship, the New Jersey-class. The final design was approved in January of 1933, and by November, the keels had been laid down for the ESS New Jersey at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and her sister ship, the ESS Pennsylvania, at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Both ships were completed by the end of 1935, and fully commissioned in July of 1936 following their shakedown cruises. The New Jersey-class was designed with dual short flight decks, and was capable of carrying a squadron of planes.
The ESS New Jersey was assigned to the Saratoga carrier battlegroup, and a squadron, the 15th Expeditionary Squadron (VE-15), was detached from Carrier Air Wing Saratoga and assigned to the New Jersey.
Carrier Air Wing Saratoga
1st Fighter Squadron (VF-1) - "Blackhawk Squadron" - 18 Grumman E-1C Avengers
CDR Bartholomew "Blackhawk" Hawk, Squadron Commander
LCDR Zinda "Lady Blackhawk" Blake, Executive Officer
391st Bomb Squadron (VB-391) - "The Authority" - 18 Curtiss-Wright P2 Warhawks
LCDR Jennifer "Quantum" Sparks, Squadron Commander
LT Lucas "Midnighter" Trent, Executive Officer
27th Scout Squadron (VS-27) - "Stormwatch" - 18 Fairchild F6II Brigands
LCDR Jack "Metropolitan" Hawksmoor, Squadron Commander
LT Angela "Engineer" Spica, Executive Officer
3rd Torpedo Squadron (VT-3) - "The Avenging League" - 18 North American A2 Thunderbirds
Maj. Anthony "Iron Man" Stark, Squadron Commander
Capt. Stephen "Shield" Rogers, Executive Officer
15th Expeditionary Squadron (VE-15) - "All-Star Squadron"
Alpha (A) Flight - "Gotham Dark Knights"
LCDR Bruce "Dark Knight" Wayne - Grumman E-1C Avenger "Death-Dealer"
LT Richard "Knightwing" Grayson - Grumman E-1C Avenger "Chastity"
LT Barbara "Oracle" Gordon - Curtiss-Wright J2 Fury "Something Witchy"
ENS Timothy "Redbird" Drake - Curtiss-Wright J2 Fury "Miss Adventure"
LTJG Selina "Miss Kitty" Kyle - Curtiss-Wright J2 Fury "Double Trouble"
ENS Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown - Curtiss-Wright J2 Fury "Lady Death"
Bravo (B) Flight - "Green Lantern Marine Corps"
Capt. Harold "Highball" Jordan - Fairchild F6II Brigand "Harsh Mistress"
Capt. John "Bullseye" Stewart - Fairchild F6II Brigand "Miss Fortune"
Capt. Carol "Sapphire" Ferris - Fairchild F6II Brigand "Just Drawn That Way"
1st Lt. Guy "Wolverine" Gardner - Fairchild F6II Brigand "Miss Behavior"
1st Lt. Diana "Amazon" Prince - Curtiss-Wright P2 Warhawk "Goddess of War"
2nd Lt. Kyle "Dreamer" Rayner - Curtiss-Wright P2 Warhawk "High Maintenance"