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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Missouri (BB-63) in 1986-92

This page features overall views of USS Missouri taken from 1986 until her final decommissioning in March 1992.

After thirty years in the Reserve Fleet, Missouri began reactivation overhaul work in May 1985, as part of the 1980s defense buildup. She recommissioned in May 1986, and began a vigorous period of exercises and port calls, including a cruise around the World in September-December 1986, via Australia, the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Panama Canal. In 1987, she deployed to the Persian Gulf area and spent the following three years in exercises in the Pacific.

Missouri again went to the Persian Gulf in January 1991 and actively participated in the War with Iraq in January and February. Her subsequent operations were in the Pacific, including another visit to Australia and participation in December 1991 ceremonies at Pearl Harbor remembering the fiftieth anniversary of the Japanese attack there. USS Missouri decommissioned in March 1992 and was placed in Reserve at Bremerton, Washington.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.

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Photo #: NH 96794

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Photographed in 1987 by PH1 Terry A. Cosgrove.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 96812-KN (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Approaches Naval Air Station, North Island, at San Diego, California, 9 February 1990. A commercial tug is assisting her.
Photographed by PHAA Christopher T. Bolden.

Official U.S. Naval Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.

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New image added 19 May 1999