USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship, and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the US state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship built by the United States, and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.
[Photo] Museum ship North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina, 9 Oct 1988, photo 1 of 2
Six Great Carriers In Ulithi Anchorage: Read from foreground to background: USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and USS Lexington, anchored at Ulithi before a strike on Japan. U. S. Navy Photo
USS Tennessee (BB-43), (left), the lead ship of her class of battleship, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 16th US state. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she was damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 but was repaired and modernized.