The USS Missouri, also known as "Mighty Mo," is a World War II-era battleship. It was commissioned in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theater during the war.
The USS Missouri played a crucial role in several major battles including the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima.
It was part of the Iowa class of battleships, which were the largest and most powerful battleships ever built for the US Navy.
The ship had a displacement of 57,540 tons and was 887 feet long. It was powered by four steam turbines which could propel it at speeds of up to 32.5 knots.
After the war, the ship was decommissioned in 1955 but later reactivated in 1986 as part of the United States' 600-ship navy.
It was finally decommissioned for good in 1992 and now serves as a museum and memorial to all those who served on her during World War II.
The USS Missouri is currently located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a museum ship and is open to the public for tours and events.