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.

45,000 tons

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.


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