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 Post subject: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
PostPosted: Sep Sun 08, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Hello Guys,
here a little something from my private collection this came off the ship it was part of a protective cover that sat over the original plaque
Sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 1:04 am 
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Very cool Rich.


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 1:47 am 
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Sweet!


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Hello Guys,
thanks I should post it few days ago when is was Sept 2


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 2:50 am 
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What is it made of?

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Hi Rich, that's amazing to have.

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Hello Brian,
its plywood with a decal


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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It was said that in a pinch, the U.S. Navy could reactivate those ships at any time, and get all four of the Iowa class battle wagons out to sea within three days.


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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I was able to tour the USS Missouri after the battleship returned from the Gulf War. I took a photo of the replica Surrender Plaque that had been placed on the desk, along with another photo of the USS Missouri while docked in Long Beach.


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Hello 3Transistors,
nice photos


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 7:36 am 
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I was only 8 months old then... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Blustar1 wrote:
It was said that in a pinch, the U.S. Navy could reactivate those ships at any time, and get all four of the Iowa class battle wagons out to sea within three days.


Is there anyone that can actually operate those incredible machines today? And more importantly, have all the electronics been re-capped?? ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... ip-return/


Here's a relatively recent article concerning the Iowa class battle wagons.


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-b ... 708?page=2


Here's another relatively recent article regarding the Iowa class battle wagons. I'll tell you what. If I were the enemy, I would sure hate to see one of those battle wagons approaching over the horizon, and much less be on the receiving end of its 16 inch guns (not to mention the Tomahawk missiles).


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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My brother went to see the USS Iowa in Long Beach recently and took the tour that included going down to see one of the engine rooms and couldn't believe all the machinery that is needed to power the ship.

https://www.pacificbattleship.com/


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Not a single Iowa-Class BB could be recommissioned or even thought of being reactivated in any way. All just a bunch of talk. Since the last BB in inventory, the USS Wisconsin,was stricken from the registry in 2009, the US has no claim to, nor intention of ever reactivating the Iowa Class battle ships. Once stricken (all are in donation as a Museum/Memorial status), the US has no claim (or liability!) to the Iowa Class vessels. I know - my cities' taxes help maintain the USS Wisconsin.

Even when mothballed before, they took over two years each to be reactivated - building a crew, especially a skilled crew, takes training, and that takes time. Heck, they had designated boot camp companies in '81-'84 for each of the BB's being reactivated. The entire company was guaranteed schooling and further transfer to the Iowa, New Jersey, or Mighty Mo'.

Three Arleigh Burke-class DDG's with TLAMs can do the work of two BB's, the most we've had "in theater" since Korea. Smaller crews, w-a-a-y more accurate, and just as deadly. I can't argue economics, but reactivation costs would greatly exceed the cost of the first 200 missiles. And those Tomahawks are just as awesome. I got to see the USS Normandy (a cruiser) launch a baker's dozen in 1995, at night, from 1/2 mile away. Each launch lit up the night sky like Times Square. We got the '95 Dayton Accords from that little (Deliberate Force) exercise.

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Wisky tied up in Norfolk


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Didn't the re-activate the Missouri to battle the aliens in the movie "battleship" ?? ;-) They may need to consider that ....

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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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Findm-Keepm wrote: "Not a single Iowa-Class BB could be recommissioned or even thought of being reactivated in any way. All just a bunch of talk."



Don't you believe it. Given a national emergency, all four of those battleships could and would be out to sea in very short order.


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 Post subject: Re: USS Missouri Sept 2 1945
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USS Missouri at War in the Gulf
At 0140 (1:40 a.m.) on January 17, 1991, USS Missouri was first battleship to fire Tomahawk cruise missile at Iraqi targets as Operation Desert Storm commenced.


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