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USS Wisconsin collides with USS Eaton

On May 6 1956, USS Wisconsin (BB-64) collides with Fletcher-class destroyer USS Eaton (DD-510) in heavy fog off the Virginia Capes.

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USS Missouri donation agreement signed

On May 4 1998, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) 's donation agreement was signed by Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable John H. Dalton, that will send the famed battleship to Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Battleship Missouri Memorial, Honolulu, HI

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USS Iowa officially donated

On April 30 2012, Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) was officially donated to the Pacific Battleship Center in Los Angeles by the United States Navy.
Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USS Texas struck from NVR

On 30 April 1948, New York-class battleship USS Texas (BB-35) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
Battleship Texas Foundation, LaPorte, TX

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USS North Carolina memorial dedication

On 29 April 1962, North Carolina-class battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) was dedicated as the state's memorial to its WWII veterans and the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during the war.
USS North Carolina Battleship, Wilmingon, NC

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USS Iowa recommissioned

On 28 April 1984, Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) was commissioned for the third time, Capt. Gerald E. Gneckow in command.
MuseumShip at Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USS Texas BB-35 decommissioned

On 21 April 1948 New York-class battleship USS Texas BB-35 was decommissioned.

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USS Iowa BB-61 turret two explosion

On 19 April 1989 Iowa class Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 's turret two exploded during a gunnery exercise off of Puerto Rico. The explosion occurred in the center gun room and resulted in 47 members of the turrets crew being killed and the gun turret itself was severely damaged.
MuseumShip  at Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USS Texas laid down

Today in 1911, New York-class battleship USS Texas (BB-35) was laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
MuseumShip at Battleship Texas Foundation, LaPorte, TX

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USS Wisconsin (BB-64) opened to the public

On 16 April 2001 USS Wisconsin (BB-64) opened to the public as a museum ship.

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