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79 viewsA crew member lowers the colors on the Missouri (BB-63) for the last time at the vessel's decommissioning ceremony at NAVSTA (Naval Station) Long Beach, 31 March 1992.
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78 viewsCover of the Second Decommissioning Booklet for the Missouri (BB-63), 31 March 1992.
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83 viewsCrew members man the rail as the Missouri (BB-63) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge while en route to San Francisco for its recommissioning, 10 May 1986.
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102 viewsA Tomahawk BGM-109 land attack missile (TLAM) is readied for firing from a Mark 143 launcher aboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) on the first day of the Operation Desert Storm offensive against Iraq, 17 January 1991. A Phalanx Mark 15 close-in weapons system (CIWS) stands in the foreground.
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72 viewsThe Missouri (BB-63) as seen on 3 October 1941. She had been laid down on 6 January and her bottom plating is nearly finished. Most of the workers in the center of the ship are standing on the middle layer of the triple bottom. The keelson projects aft toward the water and on each side of the keelson can be seen the supports for the two inboard propeller shafts.
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70 viewsCrewmen and other attendees salute the colors, as the ship is placed in commission. Ceremonies were held at the New York Navy Yard on 11 June 1944. Photographed from the battleship's after deck, with 16-inch gun turret Number Three in the foreground.
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127 viewsWith the help of three tugs, the battleship Missouri (BB-63) enters Pearl Harbor en route to its new berth at Ford Island near the Arizona Memorial, 21 June 1998.
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82 viewsMissouri (BB-63) (center). Off Istanbul, Turkey, 5-9 April 1946. She had brought the body of the Late Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Mehmet Munir Ertegun, home for burial, on a mission that was also made to influence Soviet Middle East policy. Power (DD-839) is at left, and the Turkish Battlecruiser Yavuz (formerly the German (Goeben) is at right. Dolmabahce Mosque is in the foreground.
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85 viewsCrewmen march double-time while manning the battleship Missouri (BB-63) during recommissioning.
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The Battleship USS Missouri passes Honolulu en route to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it would to become a museum near the Arizona memorial.64 views
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64 viewsBattleship Division Two in line abreast formation, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all four Iowa class battleships were photographed operating together. Ship closest to the camera is USS Iowa (BB-61). The others are (from near to far): USS Wisconsin (BB-64); USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS New Jersey (BB-62). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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110 viewsUSS Missouri run aground off the coast of Virginia, January 1950. Only took two weeks to refloat.
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71 viewsUnited States' BB-63 USS Missouri right before being hit by a kamikaze Zero
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67 viewsSecretary of the Navy, the Honorable John H. Dalton, signs the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) Donation Agreement that will send the famed battleship to Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The "Mighty Mo" will be used as a museum, and docked near the battleship USS ARIZONA (BB 39) Memorial. Washington, DC, 4 May 1998
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Tugs move USS MISSOURI (BB 63) to her berth at Ford Island - 6/22/199853 viewsTugs move USS MISSOURI (BB 63) to her berth at Ford Island (background). This berth is roughly where the battleships MARYLAND (BB 46) and OKLAHOMA (BB 37) were moored on 7 December 1941. The 184 foot-long USS ARIZONA Memorial in the foreground spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship USS ARIZONA (BB 39)
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