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USS Wisconsin BB-64 decommissioned

On 8 March 1958, Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin BB-64 was decommissioned at Bayonne and joined the United States Navy reserve fleet at the Philadelphia Naval Yard.
She remained there with her sister ship Iowa until called to duty again in the 1980's
MuseumShip Wisconsin BB-64 at Nauticus, Norfolk, VA

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Massachusetts returnes from dry-dock

March 6 1999, South Dakota-class battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) arrives back in Fall River, MA, after a 300 mile trip from the Boston drydock.
USS Massachusetts BB59 at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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Wisconsin BB-64 recommissioned

On 3 March 1951, Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin BB-64 was recommissioned, Captain Thomas Burrowes in command.
MuseumShip USS Wisconsin BB-64 at Nauticus, Norfolk, VA

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Missouri decommissioned

On February 26 1955, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) was decommissioned for the first time at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington
Battleship Missouri Memorial, Honolulu, HI

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Iowa BB-61 decommissioned

24 February 1958, Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa BB-61 was decommissioned for the 2nd time and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Philadelphia.
Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USS Iowa BB-61 commissioned

22 February 1943, Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa BB-61 was commissioned with Capt. John L. McCrea in command.
Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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Alabama launched

16 February 1942, USS Alabama BB-60 was launched at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA, sponsored by Henrietta McCormick Hill, wife of J. Lister Hill, the senior Senator from Alabama.

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Wisconsin (BB-64) fires at Iraqi artillery

6 February 1991, USS Wisconsin (BB-64) sends 11 shells across 19 mi (31 km) of space to destroy an Iraqi artillery battery in southern Kuwait during a mission called in by USMC OV-10 Bronco aircraft.

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New Jersey decommissioned

8 February 1991, Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) was decommissioned for the final time at Naval Station Long Beach, California.
Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ

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Alabama laid down

On 1 February 1940, South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) was laid down at Norfolk Naval Shipyard , Portsmouth, Virginia.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL

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