USS Missouri BB-63
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January 6, 1941: Keel laying ceremony for Missouri BB-63 at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New
York. Rear Admiral Clark Woodward can be seen driving the first rivet.

January 29, 1944: Launch ceremony for the Missouri BB-63, Miss Margaret Truman, ship's sponsor, is
preparing to christen the ship. With her are from left to right; Rear Admiral Monroe R. Kelly, New York Navy Yard Commandant; Rear Admiral Sherman S. Kennedy USN, and Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri.
(Watch video of the launch)

June 11, 1944: Commissioning ceremony for the USS Missouri BB-63 at the New York Naval Shipyard.

USS Missouri BB-63 seen on her shakedown cruise.

April 11, 1945: A Kamikaze is seen about to crash the USS Missouri BB-63 off Okinawa.

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Page published May 11, 2008