Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history.
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The Battleship Missouri has served her nation with honor and distinction through World War II, the Korean War, Operation Desert Storm, with the service and devotion of her crews spanning three generations. Today she stands proudly as an international icon of strength for freedom and the site and symbol of the formal ending of World War II. We offer school groups the opportunity to learn more about the USS Missouri’s role in three wars and as a living, historic memorial. We are proud to serve more than 17,000 students from around Hawaii in Battleship Missouri Memorial Education programs every year.

The Battleship Missouri has served her nation with honor and distinction through World War II, the Korean War, Operation Desert Storm, with the service and devotion of her crews spanning three generations. Today she stands proudly as an international icon of strength for freedom and the site and symbol of the formal ending of World War II. We offer school groups the opportunity to learn more about the USS Missouri’s role in three wars and as a living, historic memorial. We are proud to serve more than 17,000 students from around Hawaii in Battleship Missouri Memorial Education programs every year.

Mission: The USS Missouri Memorial Association is dedicated to preserving the Battleship Missouri and sharing her story and place in history.

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Did everyone have a great holiday season?✨ The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open from Wednesday through Saturday from...
01/04/2021

Did everyone have a great holiday season?✨ The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Thank you for all the support in the past weeks, we could not be happier greeting masked smiles!!! Thank you @ourlivelyadventures for the wonderful post! #USSMissouri #BattleshipMissouri #MightyMo

BIG HOLIDAY NEWS! We have decided to open our gates on Monday, December 28 & Tuesday, December 29 from 8am - 4pm. We sin...
12/27/2020

BIG HOLIDAY NEWS! We have decided to open our gates on Monday, December 28 & Tuesday, December 29 from 8am - 4pm. We sincerely thank you for your love and support since our re-opening; it's been thrilling! #USSMissouri #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri

Did you hear? We are BACK IN BUSINESS!All visitors will be required to wear facial coverings at all times and we ask tha...
12/16/2020

Did you hear? We are BACK IN BUSINESS!

All visitors will be required to wear facial coverings at all times and we ask that all guests remember to stay a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other visitors while exploring the ship.

We can't wait to see you all back on the ship!

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Hawaii’s visitor industry is no exception and has had a direct impact on...
12/14/2020
2020: A Year in Review

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Hawaii’s visitor industry is no exception and has had a direct impact on the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s business. After the state of Hawaii mandates aided in our decision to close our doors on March 18, we refocused our efforts to engage with our fans, supporters, and crew, virtually – including each of you....

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www.Studio3FX.com 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Hawaii’s visitor industry is no exception and has had a direct impact on the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s business. After the sta…

Battleship Missouri Memorial's cover photo
12/09/2020

Battleship Missouri Memorial's cover photo

Join WWII Vets & Grateful folks from all around the world as we live stream and commemorate the 79th anniversary of the ...
12/08/2020
Commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

Join WWII Vets & Grateful folks from all around the world as we live stream and commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack - also celebrate 75 years of peace and friendship. Keynote speaker Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura.

Join WWII Vets & Grateful folks from all around the world as we live stream and commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack - also celebrate ...

12/07/2020
Pearl Harbor National Memorial

We remember.

We gather virtually this year to commemorate the 79th Anniversary of the Attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu, live from #PearlHarbor, Hawaii.

Virtual Santa visits start tomorrow! Reservations are filling up fast, don't wait to book your visit with Jolly ol' St. ...
12/04/2020
Zoom aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial for a virtual visit with Santa

Virtual Santa visits start tomorrow! Reservations are filling up fast, don't wait to book your visit with Jolly ol' St. Nick! Visit: ussmissouri.org/Santa

The Battleship Missouri memorial remains temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, families can Zoom into the Mighty Mo for a good cause to see a special guest.

While underway to the Persian Gulf, the crew of the Mighty Mo held the Persian Excursion Basketball Tournament using the...
12/03/2020

While underway to the Persian Gulf, the crew of the Mighty Mo held the Persian Excursion Basketball Tournament using the ship’s lone basketball hoop. The 16-team 3-on-3 tournament was played on December 2, 1990 and 30 years ago the ship’s newspaper The Missourian reported the results:

“The Tarheels (led by GMG3 Tyrone Combs, GMGSN Francis Hill and SN Lawrence Diamond) held on to beat the tenacious Silenters (who consisted of BM3 CHarles Albert, SN Daniel Blaine and SN Eric Frye) 10-8. Each of the victors were presented with a ten-dollar gift certificate to the ship’s store.”

There was one casualty as a result of the tournament: a Spalding “Magic Johnson” basketball went overboard - one of the challenges of playing on a moving court.

30 years ago today, the ship’s newspaper The Missourian reported the opening of the Mighty Mo’s Computer Learning Center...
12/02/2020

30 years ago today, the ship’s newspaper The Missourian reported the opening of the Mighty Mo’s Computer Learning Center. It was the first of its kind on a US navy ship and was created to teach the crew how to use Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers. Eight Macintosh computers and two laser printers were installed in the classroom at a cost of $30,000.

Sailors were also taught how to use MoNet, the battleship’s onboard computer network and one of the first of its kind aboard Navy vessels. MacIntosh and Zenith computers were placed in offices and work centers, with QuickMail software installed so that offices could communicate via e-mail rather than paper memos. MoNet had 100 MB of storage space available with 100 MB of additional hard disk storage.

Did you Mo... about AFFF aboard the Mighty Mo?When the Mighty Mo was modernized between 1984-1986 in preparation for rec...
12/01/2020

Did you Mo... about AFFF aboard the Mighty Mo?

When the Mighty Mo was modernized between 1984-1986 in preparation for recommissioning, the ship’s Engineering spaces received some important safety upgrades. AFFF and Halon fire suppression systems were installed in each Engine and Fire Room to supplement the crew’s fire fighting capabilities. AFFF stations were also installed at the ship’s flightdeck on the fantail to deal with potential emergencies during flight quarters.

Aqueous Film Forming Foam, referred to as AFFF (pronounced “A-Triple F”), is a firefighting material that is commonly used in military and aviation applications to suppress and extinguish fuel and oil fires. For US Navy ships, a chemical agent is mixed with sea water and the foam would be applied with hoses, forming a layer over the burning surfaces and cutting off the supply of oxygen to the fire. When it was safe, sailors had to diligently wash down every surface to prevent the AFFF chemicals from damaging metal surfaces and machinery unaffected by the fire.

While efficient at extinguishing tough fires, the chemical compounds used in AFFF can cause a variety of ailments with long term exposure.

Today is Giving Tuesday! Every penny counts for the preservation of the ship. Donate Today: http://ow.ly/Tnpt50Cu4SJ#Giv...
12/01/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday! Every penny counts for the preservation of the ship.

Donate Today:
http://ow.ly/Tnpt50Cu4SJ

#GivingTuesdayHI #USSMissouri #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri

Did you Mo... about the USS Missouri’s boilers?Did you know the USS Missouri’s 8 Babcock & Wilcox M-Type boilers still h...
11/30/2020

Did you Mo... about the USS Missouri’s boilers?

Did you know the USS Missouri’s 8 Babcock & Wilcox M-Type boilers still have their original brass plates, dated when they were installed in 1942? The Mighty Mo’s keel was laid January 6, 1941 and she wouldn’t be launched until January 29, 1944.

More so than ever this year, we need ALL Hands on Deck to continue to preserve the Mighty Mo. Only 2 Days until #GivingT...
11/29/2020

More so than ever this year, we need ALL Hands on Deck to continue to preserve the Mighty Mo. Only 2 Days until #GivingTuesday. Please help us, help Her. #USSMissouri #BattleshipMissouri #MightyMo

Thanksgiving Day card invite from 1946!  #USSMissouri #BattleshipMissouri #MightyMo
11/26/2020

Thanksgiving Day card invite from 1946! #USSMissouri #BattleshipMissouri #MightyMo

Happy Thanksgiving from the Battleship Missouri Memorial!  We are truly grateful for all your love and support. HOOYAH M...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the Battleship Missouri Memorial! We are truly grateful for all your love and support. HOOYAH Mighty Mo! #Thanksgiving2020 #USSMissouri #BattleshipMissouri #MightyMo

Here is a USS Missouri 1950 Thanksgiving menu. Very interesting to see what the crew was served 70 years ago in the mids...
11/25/2020

Here is a USS Missouri 1950 Thanksgiving menu. Very interesting to see what the crew was served 70 years ago in the midst of the Korean War. A well-prepared Thanksgiving meal was vital to morale and the ship’s mess crews worked hard to put together a good menu for a taste of home. #HappyThanksgiving

Did you Mo... about Boiler Technicians?The USS Missouri’s boilers were responsible for producing the life blood of the s...
11/25/2020

Did you Mo... about Boiler Technicians?

The USS Missouri’s boilers were responsible for producing the life blood of the ship: steam. Steam was essential for several critical ship operations, including propulsion, generating electricity, cooking, and heating. Without it, the Mighty Mo would be dead in the water.

The Engineering Department’s Boiler Technicians (BT) worked in some of the most dangerous environments aboard the ship, enduring oppressive +120 degree heat in close proximity to high pressure steam pipes deep inside the ship. Tasked with the operation and maintenance of the boilers, it took a special breed of sailor to do this work. Safety was a constant consideration as fuel fires, boiler explosions, and leaks in steam pipes were always a threat if not managed carefully.

By the time the USS Missouri was decommissioned in 1992, the need for the resilient BT was diminishing as propulsion systems for new ships used gas turbines. In 1996 the US Navy eliminated the Boiler Technician rate, converting the remaining BT sailors to the ubiquitous Machinist’s Mate (MM) rate.

Battleship Missouri Memorial's cover photo
11/25/2020

Battleship Missouri Memorial's cover photo

As difficult as 2020 has been, we want to take a moment and truly thank all of our fans and supporters. Without your ene...
11/13/2020
A Mighty Mahalo

As difficult as 2020 has been, we want to take a moment and truly thank all of our fans and supporters. Without your energy and support, near or far, we would not have had the opportunity to continue to share her story and place in history - virtually. As much as we miss seeing our daily guests walking aboard her decks, this hardship has taught us many things and helped us better understand the need for new innovative ways for Her legacy to live on through the ages....

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As difficult as 2020 has been, we want to take a moment and truly thank all of our fans and supporters. Without your energy and support, near or far, we would not have had the opportunity to contin…

Thank you and Bravo Zulu to everyone across the nation that joined us for our first ever Virtual Sunrise Veterans Day ce...
11/11/2020

Thank you and Bravo Zulu to everyone across the nation that joined us for our first ever Virtual Sunrise Veterans Day ceremony. It means so much for us to get to honor this special day despite the new challenges that have risen during the course of the year. We remain closed until further notice but please continue to connect with us online on our social media for exciting and new creative endeavors! HOOYAH MIGHTYMO!

11/11/2020
VETOGA HI

Now time for some yoga! VEToga's mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. With free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran-specific 200 hour Teaching Trainings throughout the year. Thank you VETOGA HI !

Veterans Day 2020: Yoga from the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Happy Veterans Day to all of America’s servicemen and women. Join us virtually in 30 minutes from the comfort of your ho...
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day to all of America’s servicemen and women. Join us virtually in 30 minutes from the comfort of your home as we honor America’s heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice participating in the deadliest war of our time. 🇺🇸 The most beautiful sunrise shot by our friends at Studio3. #ussmissouri #veteransday #veteransday2020 #battleshipmissouri

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! #ussmissouri #navy #usmarinecorps #battleshipmissouri
11/10/2020

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! #ussmissouri #navy #usmarinecorps #battleshipmissouri

PLEASE JOIN US tomorrow at 6:45 (HST) for a LIVE sunrise Veterans day ceremony from the bow of the USS Missouri. Check b...
11/10/2020

PLEASE JOIN US tomorrow at 6:45 (HST) for a LIVE sunrise Veterans day ceremony from the bow of the USS Missouri. Check back on our page for a live feed. #VeteransDay2020

Join us virtually from the comfort of your home as we honor America’s heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice participati...
11/10/2020

Join us virtually from the comfort of your home as we honor America’s heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice participating in the deadliest war of our time. We will livestream the event on our page so make sure to check back on Wednesday, 6:45am (HST)!!!

Congressman-elect Kai Kahele, who will represent Hawai‘i in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the ceremony’s keynote address virtually.

#USSMissouri #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2020 #PearlHarbor

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63 Cowpens St
Honolulu, HI
96818

Opening Hours

Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(808) 455-1600

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Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is temporarily closed until further notice. For information or reservations, call 808-455-1600 or visit ussmissouri.org


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Virtually attending the Veterans Day ceremony. Watching my son Ross Shone in performance. Bursting my buttons with pride.
Like to wish the USS Missouri MarDet Marines and all Marines a 245th Happy Birthday. Semper Fi, (USS Missouri MarDet 88-90)
Photo taken from the bridge by my husband who helped recommission her and served on her from 82-85. This was during a Tiger Cruise, and she was full of family members on the cruise from Hawaii the Long Beach, Ca! Our son age 13 was one of the Tigers! He said it was a thrill of a lifetime!
Aloha!
George s bethavas served on USS Missouri in Korea
On USS Missouri 1950 to 54
Dad worked for state department after leaving navy
Was digging threw a very old cabinet tonight and found two very old photos. They appear to be real and 75 years old. I believe you will recognize the location
Taken July 2010
Departing Bremerton for Hawaii