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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 Missouri laid down

January 6 1941, 77 years ago today, Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) was laid down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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