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Battleship USS MISSOURI 
BB-63 "Mighty Mo"

The third USS Missouri BB-63 is  notable as the final battleship to be built by the United States, the second-to-last in the world after HMS Vanguard, and the site of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.

USS Missouri BB-63 was one of the Iowa-class "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch at the Bureau of Construction and Repair. Her keel was laid at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York on 6 January 1941. She was launched on 29 January 1944 and commissioned on 11 June. USS Missouri BB 63 was the final battleship commissioned by the Navy. The battleship was christened at her launching by Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of Harry S. Truman, then a senator from Missouri.

During World War II, USS Missouri saw action at the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Okinawa, and shelled the Japanese home islands of Hokkaido and Honshū.

In the 1950s, Missouri fought in the Korean War and was decommissioned into the United States Navy reserve fleets. She was recommissioned in the 1980s, and refitted with modern armaments. In 1991, she participated in the Gulf War.

Missouri was decommissioned a final time on 31 March 1992, having received a total of eleven battle stars, and is presently a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.  The powerful warship has nicknames as "Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo".

  uss missouri  


Like all of our warship models, this USS Missouri model has the following qualities:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 15 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would weigh over 50 lbs, requiring 2 people to handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)

- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- Light rust appearance to give the ship the battle look.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal

50" Lx 14"Tx 7"W     $6,500    S & H is $150  SOLD