USS WISCONSIN BB-64
USS Wisconsin BB-64
was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and
launched in December of 1943.
USS Wisconsin served in World War II in which she
shelled Japanese fortifications at Leyte Gulf, and
screened US aircraft carriers. During the Korean War
she shelled North Korean targets in support of UN
and South Korean ground operations. USS
Wisconsin BB 64 earned a total of six battle stars
in both wars.
After the Korean
War, USS Wisconsin was decommissioned into the United
States Navy reserve fleets. She was reactivated and
modernized in 1986 as part of the "600-ship Navy"
plan. She participated in the 1991 Gulf War
and earned a Navy Unit Commendation for service
during the 1991 Gulf War.
BB-64 was last decommissioned in September 1991.
She currently functions as a museum ship at Nauticus,
The National Maritime in Norfolk, Virginia. On
17 March 2006, USS Wisconsin was struck from the
Naval Vessel Register.