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.