“USS Massachusetts (BB-59) laid up at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, on 3 January 1963. At that time she had been stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, but was awaiting preservation as a memorial. USS Uvalde (APA-88) is at right.” (NHHC: NH 72672)
The battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) under way sometime in 1943. This angle reveals the immensity of the ship and the abundance of her secondary armament. In her day, just like her sisters, she was a floating fortress that feared no emeny
1945:Four U.S. battlewagons of the Third Fleet maneuver into position a few minutes before opening their mighty guns on Imperial Iron Works at Kamaishi, on Honshu. The Navy did not identify these four ships, but said ships participating were the USS Massachusetts, South Dakota, Indiana, Quincy and Chicago.