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183 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.
160 viewsUSS Missouri run aground off the coast of Virginia, January 1950. Only took two weeks to refloat.
145 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.
People gather on the beach to see the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) enter the channel into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on June 22, 1998. 141 viewsPeople gather on the beach to see the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) enter the channel into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on June 22, 1998. Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton signed the Donation Agreement on May 4th, allowing Missouri to be used as a museum near the Arizona Memorial. The ship was towed from Bremerton, Wash. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Weideman, U.S. Navy.
126 viewsCrewmen march double-time while manning the battleship Missouri (BB-63) during recommissioning.
124 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.
118 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.
116 viewsUnited States' BB-63 USS Missouri right before being hit by a kamikaze Zero
115 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.
The Battleship USS Missouri passes Honolulu en route to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it would to become a museum near the Arizona memorial.114 views
112 viewsDriving the first rivet, during keel laying ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard, 6 January 1941. Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, Commandant of the Navy Yard, (second from right) did the honors on this occasion.
112 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.
110 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.
109 viewsCover of the Second Decommissioning Booklet for the Missouri (BB-63), 31 March 1992.
108 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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