USS Missouri or Mighty Mo, was the last American battleship built. In her 50-year career, Mighty Mo spanned three wars (WWII, Korean War, and Persian Gulf War) and three generations of American fighting men and women. Know more about this powerful ship, book a USS Arizona and USS Missouri Tour with us.
Among the battleship’s most important highlights was the surrender of the Japanese onboard the USS Missouri which brought Word War II to an end. General Douglas MacArthur signed the two copies of the Instrument of Surrender. The ceremony was concluded with MacArthur saying “Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world, and that God will preserve it always. These proceeding are closed!”.
USS Missouri was returned to Pearl Harbor to become a memorial on December 7, 1991 for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack. She was decommissioned for the final time on March 31, 1992. The historic battleship was returned to Pearl Harbor on January 29, 1999 to serve as the centerpiece of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
Today, USS Missouri Memorial welcomes thousands of visitors every day where they can marvel at the battleship’s massive turrets, explore the living quarters and command center, and walk the Surrender Deck of the most used ship in U.S. history. Visitors can also check out the view of Pearl Harbor from the “Captain’s Chair”.
USS Missouri, a naval historical landmark is located on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.