The USS Missouri is perhaps the most famous Battleship ever built, she is 887 feet long and displaces 45,000 tons. She has traveled around the world and served her nation for decades. She is the “Mighty Mo.” and the second most popular site and one you certainly do not want to miss.
Choose a tour or passport ticket. The tour guide will take you to the most interesting parts of the ship and can tailor your tour to your interests. Be sure to ask the guides all of your questions. The Mighty Mo ticket offers a choice of a guided 35-minute look into the history of the Missouri or a 2-hour self-guided experience. Visitors can also choose to wander freely around the ship, stopping and spending time wherever their curiosity leads.
Ford Island's Battleship Row: Since 1999, Missouri has rested in the spot where the USS Oklahoma sat when she was torpedoed and sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since the Mighty Mo suffered only minimal damage throughout her long career, she offers a fantastic opportunity for you to get a first-hand look at life aboard a huge warship. You can go below decks for a taste of what life was like for the sailors within their tight quarters.
Visit the plaque on the Surrender Deck which served as the site where representatives of the Empire of Japan signed the documents ending World War II on September 2, 1945.
The Crew’s Room: Ever wonder what it was like living aboard a battleship? The preserved Crew’s Room showcases a collection of artifacts donated by former USS Missouri crew members, within the crew quarters. See how they lived at sea for so long, and which items were most important to them once their service on board started.
The Chief Petty Officers Legacy Center: The USS Missouri currently serves as a training center for future Chief Petty Officers, so it makes sense that there would be an exhibit dedicated to the history of the Chief Petty Officer— the individual responsible for keeping the crew functioning smoothly. In this exhibit, visitors learn about the history of the CPO and about some of the notable individuals who held the position.
Archives and Collections: This extensive collection of World War II relics brings to life the information about the Missouri’s service history, her crew, and the legacy she left behind. Read from the journal of ship’s baker Harold Campbell, and learn about the kamikaze attack on the Mighty Mo during the battle of Okinawa. New artifacts are added frequently, ensuring that this collection of relics is constantly expanding.
The Korean War - USS Missouri fired her guns during the Korean Conflict. The Battleship Missouri’s service history extended well beyond World War II. This exhibit details her part in the Korean War, including information on her two tours of duty.
The story of the USS Missouri begins before World War II in 1940. She was built over the next four years and was commissioned in 1944. Senator Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret Truman christened the ship named after their home state.
After launching the Missouri she left the east coast through the Panama Canal to San Francisco, then Hawai‘i, to join the Pacific Fleet in Asia. She supported the troops landing in Iwo Jima.
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