80 MIN­UTES IN: The Bat­tle­ship Mis­souri


Me­mo­rial, lo­cated a mere ship’s length from the USS Ari­zona Me­mo­rial, com­pletes a his­tor­i­cal visi­tor ex­pe­ri­ence that be­gins with the “Day of In­famy” that saw the sink­ing of USS Ari­zona in Pearl Har­bor and ends with Im­pe­rial Ja­pan’s un­con­di­tional sur­ren­der aboard USS Mis­souri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay. The nine 16-inch guns are the Mighty Mo’s trade­mark fea­ture and are the largest to ever be mounted on a U.S. ship. The USS Mis­souri was the last bat­tle­ship ever built. She was also the most for­mi­da­ble. Fol­low­ing an as­tound­ing ca­reer that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean con­flict to the Lib­er­a­tion of Kuwait, the “Mighty Mo” was de­com­mis­sioned and do­nated to the non­profit USS Mis­souri Me­mo­rial As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc., which op­er­ates the bat­tle­ship as a his­toric at­trac­tion and me­mo­rial.

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