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Old 14-02-2015, 10:55 PM   #10
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Lightbulb USS Miss

The very best of SS's UNDER SIEGE..
Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post

The battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) arrives at Pearl Harbor, where George H. W. Bush announces that the ship will be decommissioned in California, making the trip her final voyage.. Casey Ryback , a Chief Petty Officer assigned as a cook, is preparing meals in celebration of the birthday of Captain Adams, against the orders of Commander Krill , who is having food and entertainment brought by helicopter... Cameron threw me out of the elevator..Your last words to me last night; your first words this morning. Ever thought about expanding your vocabulary.. I said I didn't know you were a clock watcher..All OK as far as I can tell! I'll check again!..What did you say?.I said I didn't know you were a clock watcher...

Missouri fires her guns against enemy mine positions during the Korean War.. Notice the effect on the seawater under the guns...
Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944..After trials off New York and shakedown and battle practice in the Chesapeake Bay, Missouri departed Norfolk, Virginia on 11 November 1944, transited the Panama Canal on 18 November and steamed to San Francisco for final fitting out as fleet flagship.. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953..She returned to Norfolk on 3 August and departed on 23 August for inactivation on the West Coast.. She was decommissioned in 55 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet")..A small cottage industry grew in the civilian community just outside the gates, selling souvenirs and other memorabilia.. Nearly 30 years passed before Missouri reactivated and modernized in 84 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 91... Missouri commissioned on 11 June with Captain William Callaghan in command received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 92, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 95.. In 98, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii..The 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 – United States Naval Gun was the main armament of the Iowa-class battleships...'re entering into another dimension, not only of sight or sound but of mind..There's a signpost up ahead..Your next stop?. Dark Territory!..

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