Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Ships By the Name USS Missouri-- Part 3: The Most Famous One
The 4th USS MISSOURI (BB-63) by far was the most famous ship of the name. Commissioned in 1944.
Nine 16-inch guns in main battery, capable of throwing a 1,300 pound shell thirty miles.
The Japanese surrendered on this ship to end World War II.
This battleship is a museum ship in Pearl Harbor, moored by the USS Arizona. Together they bookend World War II for the United States.