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63 viewsOfficers and men of the Wisconsin (BB-64) stand on the main deck today as the 45,000 ton battleship is recommissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 3 March 1951.
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51 viewsThe beginning of her slide to the sea sees Wisconsin (BB-64) moving down the ways on 7 December 1943.
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41 viewsThe crew of the Wisconsin (BB-64) mans the rails during the ship's recommissioning ceremony. More than 12,000 people attended the ceremony, 22 October 1988.
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57 viewsCommissioning pamphlet from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 16 April 1944
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55 viewsPlankowner's certificate for the Wisconsin (BB-64), 16 April 1944.
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42 viewsFront cover of the Decommissioning booklet for theWisconsin (BB-64), at NAS Norfolk, VA., 30 September 1991.
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51 viewsThe decommissioned battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) is berthed at NAUTICUS in downtown Norfolk during a ceremony officially transferring Wisconsin from the U.S. Navy to the city of Norfolk on 16 April 2010. The transfer ends the requirement for the ship to be preserved for possible recall to active duty.
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61 views8 March 1958 caption reads: "Standing at the salute here in the foreground is Lt. (JG) Charles T. Denner of Alva, Oklahoma as he says goodbye to his home for the last 19 months, the Wisconsin (BB-64) at decommissioning ceremonies in Bayonne today. The battleship, last capital ship on active duty with the Navy, now goes into the Mothball Fleet....This is the first time since 1895 that the Navy has been without a ship of the line.
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41 viewsTUGS STRAIN AT GROUNDED BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-64).
Here is a water level view of the 45,000 ton battleship Wisconsin aground in the Hudson River this morning opposite 79th Street, Manhattan. Tugboats strain at hawsers attached to the bow of the huge warship in effort to ease her off.
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41 views18 October 1955 photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64) being towed under the Manhattan Bridge by tugs after she ran aground on Diamond Rock at the Eastern tip of Manhattan today. She was en route from Bayonne N.J. shipyard to the Brooklyn Navy Yard when she got stuck. Tugs freed the vessel after 45 minutes.
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54 viewsVisitors walk the main deck aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) during the grand opening as a permanent center piece exhibit at Norfolk's Nauticus Naval Heritage Museum, 16 April 2001. The opening marked the 57th anniversary of the ship's commissioning, conducted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
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A starboard beam view of the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) approaching New York Harbor as it arrives for New York's Victory Celebration, being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm112 views
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61 viewsUss Wisconsin Bb 64 Battleship Bb64 Fire Guns Navy
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