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ODISEA: El acorazado U.S.S. Missouri

New Jersey and Missouri moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in

BB-63 USS Missouri

From WW II, through Korea, the Cold War and Desert Storm i proudly served her country 48 yrs!

USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa anchored in Tokyo Bay

USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa, built and launched during WWII was the last of the big guns battleships of the US Navy. With precision guided-missile technology of the modern warfare, there's no need for such gigantic battleships anymore.

USS Missouri (BB-63)

View of the American battleship Missouri (U. Missouri, during the signing of the Japanese surrender.

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed:

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed

IJN Battleship Nagato

The Japanese battleship Nagato was a steel-hulled vessel 708 feet in length…

USS Nimitz CV68 executing a high-speed turn | Thank you P.A. Hollandsworth for the correction -DAJ

USS Nimitz in sharp turn. I was on the ship at the time this picture was taken.

6 in light cruiser USS St Louis was lead ship of her class, and famously managed to get underway and escape from Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. She suffered this spectacular torpedo hit on 5 July 1943, though without suffering serious casualties. Transferred to Brazil in 1951, she served as Almirante Tamandare until 1976.

Damage to the bow of the cruiser USS St Louis showing the terrific force of a Japanese torpedo hit.

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