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USS Battleship Missouri

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USS Battleship Missouri, Honolulu Hawaii

The USS Missouri is an Iowa Class battleship, and the last battleship constructed for the United States. The Missouri was ordered in 1940 and was commissioned in June 1944. She fought in the Pacific theater of WWII, in the battles of Iowa Jima, and Okinawa, and was ultimately the place of the signing of the Japanese surrender in September 1945.

The battleship was actively involved in the Korean war, and the first Persian Gulf war as well. She received 11 Battle Stars for her service in her career. She was decommissioned on March 31, 1992 and was sent to Puget Sound, Washington as part of the reserve fleet, until her name was struck from the register on 12 January 1995. Then on May 4, 1998 the Secretary of the Navy signed the donation contract that sent the USS Missouri to Honolulu, Hawaii. The battleship is now docked at Ford Island and was opened as the Museum in January 1999.

You can now take a guided tour to walk the decks of the massive battleship, and learn all about the day to day life aboard one of the most recognized battleships in the world. You can walk the decks and find the plaque commemorating the exact spot of the Japanese surrender of WWII. This is a fun and informative visit to one of the most popular things in Hawaii to do.

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