Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial 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.
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Electricians Mate Second Class (EM2/c) Ron “Jake” Jacoby told the story, of working in the ship’s Power Shop one day whe...
03/10/2020
Presidential Memories

Electricians Mate Second Class (EM2/c) Ron “Jake” Jacoby told the story, of working in the ship’s Power Shop one day when an unexpected visitor happened by. At that time, the upper half of the bulkheads along the two sides of the shop adjacent to passageways aft and to port, were constructed of wide-mesh expanded metal screening designed to facilitate air circulation. [ 676 more words ]
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Electricians Mate Second Class (EM2/c) Ron “Jake” Jacoby told the story, of working in the ship’s Power Shop one day when an unexpected visitor happened by. At that time, the upper half of the bulk…

Wow🔥 Happy Monday to all our Mighty Mo supporters! Here is a photo our our teak team working early every morning to keep...
03/10/2020

Wow🔥 Happy Monday to all our Mighty Mo supporters! Here is a photo our our teak team working early every morning to keep her in SHIP SHAPE👌🏼#mightymo #ussmissouri #battleshipmissouri #pearlharbor

Honored to welcome Grant from Detroit Lakes, MN aboard with Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Grant's wish was to meet a Sailor in Haw...
02/29/2020

Honored to welcome Grant from Detroit Lakes, MN aboard with Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Grant's wish was to meet a Sailor in Hawaii - safe to say mission accomplished when the United States Navy Seebee's from CBMU 303 DET PH greeted him on board the Mighty Mo.

Hooyah Grant!

Congratulations to Sakis and Sarah. Sarah is the granddaughter of Alexander J Gabryszak, a former crewmember of the USS ...
02/25/2020

Congratulations to Sakis and Sarah. Sarah is the granddaughter of Alexander J Gabryszak, a former crewmember of the USS Missouri from 1944-1945 - a witness on board the USS Missouri when the Instrument of Surrender was signed.

A beautiful day for a beautiful engagement - a mighty celebration to follow!!

WORTH THE READ. A 1945 love story of a WWII Crewmember and his bride of 50 years. Happy Valentines Day to all! Story sub...
02/14/2020

WORTH THE READ. A 1945 love story of a WWII Crewmember and his bride of 50 years. Happy Valentines Day to all!

Story submitted by Kristina Reihl, granddaughter of Ray and Elizabeth Booth.

Seventy-Five years ago, during fleet week in 1945, my Grandparents met on the streets of New York City setting the course for their life in love which would span over 50 years, and continue even after my Grandfathers passing.

My Grandfather had just witnessed the surrender of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri when he asked my Grandmother to see a double feature at the movies. My grandmother showed up on the Hudson River to view the surrender memorial the next day, and my grandfather was there at the plaque. Weeks later they were engaged, and in January they were married.

Shortly after, Grandpa went out on the world tour with the USS Missouri serving as the pallbearer for the Turkish Ambassador, my grandparents exchanged letters almost daily. I always knew these letters existed, but in her very matter of fact tone Grandma would say “you can have them when I die.” I featured one of these letters on the first episode of my podcast Together Apart after realizing how important these letters were to keeping them together and connected while they were apart.

In July of 2019 after Grandma left us, I sorted through the letters, learning about my Grandpas life aboard ship playing on the baseball team and watching the movies aboard ship, I found out that I love and speak to my husband similarly to the way my grandfather spoke to my grandma and learned of many parallels in our lives which I had never known about including a miscarriage that occurred when my grandfather was away at sea. Similarly I suffered a miscarriage when my husband was away.

My Grandmothers wedding dress was sent to me after she passed away, and I received her heart necklace, a gift from Grandpa that she never took off.

On a whim I decided to try on the dress, it fit and thus was born the idea of honoring them by wearing the dress and highlighting their one of a kind love.

Their love was true and pure and when Grandpa left us in 1999 it seemed Grandma lived her life within her memories of him.

When she passed, I was relieved that they would finally be reunited and that she would be back where she belonged, by his side forever. My sons name in part honors their love and beginning, on the Hudson.

It's safe to day that 29 January 1944, was a busy day for the MO. The beast is unleashed! Launching from New York Navy Y...
01/30/2020

It's safe to day that 29 January 1944, was a busy day for the MO. The beast is unleashed!

Launching from New York Navy Yard 76 years ago.

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01/14/2020

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SAVE THE DATE!
01/14/2020

SAVE THE DATE!

79 years ago this very day, Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, Commandant of the Navy Yard, (second from right) drove the firs...
01/06/2020

79 years ago this very day, Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, Commandant of the Navy Yard, (second from right) drove the first rivet, during the keel laying ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard, 6 January 1941. Photo courtesy of USNHC # NH 96796

Thank you to all those that continue to support and love the Battleship Missouri! 2019 has been a wonderful year full of...
12/31/2019

Thank you to all those that continue to support and love the Battleship Missouri! 2019 has been a wonderful year full of milestones and events that could not have happened without your help.

We will continue to do our best in keeping the Mighty Mo in ship shape for years to come!

Mahalo & Happy New Year,
The USS Missouri Memorial Association

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year - full of blessings and love! 2020 HERE WE COME! HOOYAH MIGHTY MO!
12/31/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year - full of blessings and love! 2020 HERE WE COME! HOOYAH MIGHTY MO!

The Battleship Missouri Memorial celebrated a special milestone today as we welcomed aboard our 9-millionth visitor! Dan...
12/27/2019

The Battleship Missouri Memorial celebrated a special milestone today as we welcomed aboard our 9-millionth visitor! Daniel, Diane and Bridget Greene from Long Island, New York received an aloha welcome aboard the historic Mighty Mo! CONGRATULATIONS GREENE FAMILY!

75 Years of Living History This year the Battleship Missouri Memorial honored two of the most significant anniversaries ...
12/24/2019
2019 a Year in Review

75 Years of Living History This year the Battleship Missouri Memorial honored two of the most significant anniversaries in the storied history of the USS Missouri, the last U.S. battleship ever built and the site where World War II came to an end. The 75th anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch into military service and its 20th anniversary as a living educational maritime museum at Pearl Harbor were recognized by dignitaries in a ceremony, followed by the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s annual Living History Day, which featured historical exhibits, displays of artifacts and entertainment throughout the day. [ 1,569 more word ]
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75 Years of Living History This year the Battleship Missouri Memorial honored two of the most significant anniversaries in the storied history of the USS Missouri, the last U.S. battleship eve…

12/19/2019
Photos with Santa

It’s that time of year again! On December 23, 2019, Santa will make his annual visit to the Battleship Missouri Memorial. To welcome jolly old Saint Nick, the Mighty Mo will be decked out in festive décor to match the holiday spirit. Guests are invited to snap photos with Santa using their own cameras or phones. Professional photo packages (print and digital) will also be available for purchase on site for $10.

Today, in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri, Hawaii's Gov. David Ige, military dignitaries and members of the community...
12/18/2019
Committee to plan Hawaii ceremonies to mark 75th anniversary of end of WWII

Today, in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri, Hawaii's Gov. David Ige, military dignitaries and members of the community gathered to announce the creation of a committee to oversee next year’s commemoration in Hawaii of the 75th anniversary of the end of the deadliest military conflict in history.

The theme of the commemoration in Hawaii: “Salute their service, honor their hope.”

This model is 1:96 scale and custom built from the ship’s plans. It shows the Missouri c.1945 and was commissioned by St...
12/10/2019

This model is 1:96 scale and custom built from the ship’s plans. It shows the Missouri c.1945 and was commissioned by Steve Maguire and made by John R. Haynes (Fine Ship Models, England). It was donated in 2002. Go and check out this beauty in person! 📸: @keaweadventures

Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan each year to conduct this  comm...
12/09/2019

Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan each year to conduct this commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring of bourbon whiskey from a World War II-blackened canteen into the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor as an offering to the spirits of the fallen.

The blackened canteen is a recovered relic from a B-29 bomber that collided with another B-29 over the city of Shizuoka, Japan in 1945. Twenty-three American airmen were killed. The American dead were buried among the Japanese citizens of Shizuoka who were killed during the bombing raid.

We were honored to host two Pearl Harbor survivors aboard the Mighty Mo on this historic day. Mickey Ganitch (USS Pennsy...
12/07/2019

We were honored to host two Pearl Harbor survivors aboard the Mighty Mo on this historic day. Mickey Ganitch (USS Pennsylvania) and Robert Fernandez (USS Curtis). They joined students from Navy Hale Keiki School for moments of reflection. Both were presented with a flag, flown aboard the Battleship MISSOURI by staff of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. PC: The Greatest Generation Foundation

Today marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Offering remarks at the commemoration was Retired Navy A...
12/07/2019

Today marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Offering remarks at the commemoration was Retired Navy ADM Harris, current the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea. He stated, “It was a day of gallantry and unquestionable heroism even as it was a day of sacrifice and immeasurable loss.”

From our crew to yours, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The Battleship Missouri Memorial is grateful for your continuous su...
11/28/2019

From our crew to yours, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The Battleship Missouri Memorial is grateful for your continuous support and love for the Mighty Mo. We hope your day is filled with love and a whole lot of turkey! Share your best turkey picture below!
#ussmissouri #mightymo #battleshipmissouri #happythanksgiving

Check out the 1951 BB-63 Thanksgiving menu... the USS Missouri had to feed over 2,500 sailors during World War II! How m...
11/27/2019

Check out the 1951 BB-63 Thanksgiving menu... the USS Missouri had to feed over 2,500 sailors during World War II! How many guests do you have at your table this year?

WHO'S READY FOR TURKEY DAY?!
11/26/2019

WHO'S READY FOR TURKEY DAY?!

11/15/2019

Welcome Chilean Navy Vessel CNS ESMERALDA (BE-43) to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

11/12/2019
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Veterans Day observances nationwide concluded with a sunset ceremony onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor. All veterans were honored, both past and present, who have served our country with valor and heroism, and with many making the ultimate sacrifice. A special tribute was paid to “USS Missouri Veterans for Protecting America’s Freedom in Three Wars Over Five Decades.” [ 392 more words ]
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11/12/2019

Honoring our veterans aboard the historic Mighty Mo.

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps !
11/10/2019

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps !

Where sky meets the sea 🌎🌍🌏 #ussmissouri #mightymo #battleshipmissouri
11/08/2019

Where sky meets the sea 🌎🌍🌏 #ussmissouri #mightymo #battleshipmissouri

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #veteransday
11/08/2019

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #veteransday

Weekend is almost here! Attention Marines! To celebrate, @battleshipmissouri @pearlharboraviationmuseum and the @ussbowf...
11/07/2019

Weekend is almost here! Attention Marines! To celebrate, @battleshipmissouri @pearlharboraviationmuseum and the @ussbowfinmuseum will be offering free admission to active-duty, veterans, retired members and dependents of the @marines 🔥 #mightymo #battleshipmissouri #ussmissouri

Winter is HERE ☃️ SN Kenneth Ball scoops a snowball from the deck of Missouri during a snowstorm while anchored off Wons...
11/06/2019

Winter is HERE ☃️ SN Kenneth Ball scoops a snowball from the deck of Missouri during a snowstorm while anchored off Wonsan, North Korea, November 23, 1950. ❄️❄️❄️
Scanned from National Archives photo collection. #ussmissouri #mightymo #battleshipmissouri

The latest and greatest photos of our new aft stack replicas! As some of you already know, the Missouri’s aft stack is c...
11/05/2019

The latest and greatest photos of our new aft stack replicas! As some of you already know, the Missouri’s aft stack is currently going through preservation efforts... the big reveal coming to you very soon! #ussmissouri #battleshipmissouri #mightymo #aftstackpreservation @ Battleship Missouri Memorial

On set with Midway Movie by Lionsgate.
10/21/2019

On set with Midway Movie by Lionsgate.

10/18/2019

Live from the Archives: USS MISSOURI BB11 and the Great White Fleet

Jazzercize and American Cancer Society held Dance for Hope Pink Party fundraiser onboard the Mighty MO on Oct 13. With c...
10/17/2019

Jazzercize and American Cancer Society held Dance for Hope Pink Party fundraiser onboard the Mighty MO on Oct 13. With cancer patients and survivors in attendance, they danced and raised money towards Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. We were honored to be a part of this important event supporting our community. 👊🏼💞#ussmissouri #battleshipmissouri #mightymo #jazzercise #breastcancer #cancersucks @ Battleship Missouri Memorial

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy! In celebration, the Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and Pearl Harbor...
10/12/2019

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy! In celebration, the Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will offer free admission to active-duty and retired members of the U.S. Navy and their dependents ALL WEEKEND!

Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.President Harry S. Truman views two bronze plaques commemorating the surren...
09/26/2019

Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.
President Harry S. Truman views two bronze plaques commemorating the surrender of Japan, during his visit to the Naval Gun Factory on 25 September 1945. Accompanying the President are Rear Admiral Theodore D. Ruddock, Navy Yard Superintendent, and Mr. J.H. Brown. The plaques were designed and cast at the Gun Factory. Copies of them were mounted on board Missouri (BB-63).#tbt

Isn't she lovely... PC: Felix Fernandez
09/23/2019

Isn't she lovely... PC: Felix Fernandez

United States Fencing Association Hawaii Division hosted the Appling Legacy Open Hawai’i (ALOHA) Fencing Tournament aboa...
09/21/2019

United States Fencing Association Hawaii Division hosted the Appling Legacy Open Hawai’i (ALOHA) Fencing Tournament aboard the USS Missouri on Saturday, Sep 14. This was an annual tribute to the late Lt Col Don Appling, his exemplary life, spirit, and dedication to fencing. Throughout his career Lt Col Donald Appling served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and United States Air Force, and it was little surprise that he also excelled in all weapons of fencing. His unparalleled competitive fencing career spanned over 70 years, inspiring young and old. It was our privilege to host the fencers aboard the Mighty MO!

For more information about hosting a private event on board the historic USS Missouri, visit: https://ussmissouri.org/events/special-events

Cruising into the weekend!  Picture provided by @Anthony Moises
09/20/2019

Cruising into the weekend! Picture provided by @Anthony Moises

September 18, 1954, Captain James R. North relieves Captain Robert T.S. Keith and takes over as the Missouri's 18th comm...
09/19/2019

September 18, 1954, Captain James R. North relieves Captain Robert T.S. Keith and takes over as the Missouri's 18th commanding officer. #tbt

Happy early Birthday U.S. Air Force! To celebrate the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum , and U...
09/18/2019

Happy early Birthday U.S. Air Force! To celebrate the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum , and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will be offering free admission to active-duty, veterans, retired members and dependents of the U.S. Airforce all weekend.

When's the last time you visited the Mighty Mo? PC: Felix Fernandez
09/17/2019

When's the last time you visited the Mighty Mo? PC: Felix Fernandez

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63 Cowpens St
Honolulu, HI
96818

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00

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(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 open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $29.99 per adult and $13.99 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call 808-455-1600 or visit ussmissouri.org

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