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Missouri launched

29 January 1944, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, christened by Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of Harry S. Truman, then a United States Senator from Missouri.
Battleship Missouri Memoral, Honolulu, HI 

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Missouri opens to the public

29 January 1999, 55 years after she was launched, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) opens her gangway to the public as a museum ship, operated by the Missouri Memorial Association (MMA)
Battleship Missour Memorial, Honolulu, HI

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Wisconsin laid down

25 January 1941, Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) was laid down at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
USS Wisconsin at Nauticus, Norfolk, VA

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Missouri (BB-63) runs aground

On 17 January 1950, Iowa class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) ran aground on Chesapeake Bay's Thimble shoal, while attempting to enter an acoustical range to identify the ships propeller signature. It took over two weeks before she was freed from the sand of the shoal.

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USS Missouri (BB-63) launches tomahawk missile

On 17 January 1991, USS Missouri (BB-63) launched her first tomahawk missile at Iraqi targets at the start of Operation Desert Storm, followed by 27 additional missiles over the next five days.

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Missouri struck

On 12 January 1995, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
Battleship Missouri Memorial, Honolulu, HI

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USS Missouri launches

17 January 1991, today 27 years ago USS Missouri (BB-63) launched a tomahawk missile on the first day of the Operation Desert Storm offensive against Iraq

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USS Missouri aground

17 January 1950, today 68 years ago USS Missouri (BB-63) ran aground at Thimble Shoal Light, Near Old Point Comfort while sailing out of Chesapeake Bay and she remained so for several weeks

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USS Missouri struck

12 January 1995, today 23 years ago USS Missouri BB-63 was struck from the Naval Vessel Register

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park opens to the public

January 9 1965, 53 years ago today, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL opens to the public.
Show your appreciation and vote for the park to become Alabama's Top Attraction

 

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