USS Missouri

Lesser-Known Facts About USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

A tour of the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor brings with it an abundance of information. While schools teach the main events of World War II, it’s unlikely that the... Read More

When a Ship Is Decommissioned

By: Mark Loproto

The life cycle of a US Navy ship begins when its keel is laid down for construction. After construction is completed, she’s launched into the open water, where she undergoes... Read More

Preserving the Museum Ships of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The Battleship Missouri and Bowfin submarine are each more than 75 years old. The War in the Pacific put plenty of wear on each vessel, yet when visitors gaze up... Read More

The Ceremony Marking the End of World War II

By: Mark Loproto

September 2, 1945. More than two weeks had passed since the Japanese laid down their arms and declared they would no longer fight the Allies in the Pacific. The United... Read More

Don’t Miss These Pearl Harbor Photo Ops

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a tour of Pearl Harbor and find yourself immersed in the history and surrounded by hundreds of other curious visitors, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed.... Read More

Albert L. Kaiss, Last Commander of the Mighty Mo, Dies at 78

By: Mark Loproto

On July 25, 2018, at the age of 78, Albert L. Kaiss passed away in his hometown of Hagerstown, MD. On March 31, 1992, in Long Beach, CA, Captain Kaiss stepped... Read More

The Final Decommissioning of USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

Construction of USS Missouri (BB-63) began almost a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it wasn’t until June 11, 1944, that she was commissioned into the United States... Read More

4th of July Fireworks over Honolulu

By: Mark Loproto

People in Hawaii are known for their love of fireworks. Any holiday is an excuse for a good pyrotechnic show. In fact,  the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on... Read More

Four Iconic Pearl Harbor Moments

By: Mark Loproto

Visiting Pearl Harbor is the best way of remembering those who gave their lives during the tragic events of December 7th, 1941. Spending time at the USS Arizona and Oklahoma... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s New USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

Just off the southeastern coast of Ford Island, overlooking the wreckage of the USS Arizona and the memorial that stands above, sits a mighty battleship of the US Navy. The... Read More

Where was the USS Missouri when the surrender was signed?

By: Bruce D.

The Battleship USS Missouri was anchored in the middle of Tokyo Bay. Those attending the Surrender Ceremony arrived by ship.   There were more than 250 allied warships in Tokyo Bay... Read More

History of the USS Missouri

By: J. Owen

One of the most famous warships of the US Navy, also known as “Mighty Mo” has left her mark in military and national history of the United States in the... Read More

Battleship USS Missouri

By: J. Owen

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... Read More