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

USS Missouri (BB-63), Exterior Views of Shipboard Work and Life, 1944-1945

This page features views of work and life above decks on board USS Missouri in 1944-45.


For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Aviation and
USS Missouri, Interior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: 80-G-K-6565 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Crewmen paraded at quarters as the battleship steams toward New York City to participate in the Navy Day Fleet Review. Photographed in early October 1945.
Note small radar antenna atop Missouri's armored conning tower, near the bottom of the view.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 109KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4528 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Abandon ship drill on the battleship's after deck, during her shakedown period, Summer 1944.
Note: OS2U floatplane (actually an OS2N-1) on the port side catapult; variety of lifebelt types; baseball caps and red "white" hats worn by some sailors; Marine walking by with an M-1 rifle; and open hatch cover.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4531 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Lieutenant Rival Joe Hawkins, Chaplain, leads a congregation of sailors in prayer, during services on the battleship's fantail. Photographed during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note portable organ at right, 16-inch triple gun turret in center background and censored ship (which is USS Alaska, CB-1) in the right distance.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4513 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Band concert on the main deck, during the ship's shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note sailor wearing a red "white" hat at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 143KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 96810

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Sailors loading the ship with supplies, probably during her shakedown period, circa July-September 1944. An endless "human chain" carries boxes of Lucky Strike cigarettes from the truck up the gangway and onto Missouri's forward main deck.
The original caption states: "An average of five cases of cigarettes is smoked during a tour at sea".
Photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 30 October 1944.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-46397

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Crew members loading onions, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory in October 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 108KB; 740 x 630 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4541 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


A bit of light reading occupies the spare time of one of the ship's crew members, during Missouri's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
His booklet is the Public Affairs Committee publication What About Girls?.
Note helmets stowed on the 40mm gun tub shield behind the sailor.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 71KB; 580 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4563 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


"WAVES" visiting the ship in an east coast port, during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
They are standing on the main deck at the bow, with the Navy Jack flying behind them.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 78KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4520 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Two "WAVES" look out through the armored rear door of a 5"/38 twin gun mount, while visiting the ship in an east coast port during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
They are Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin.
Note thickness of armor plating on the door and mount shield.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 76KB; 580 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4570 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin exiting the rear door of a 5"/30 twin gun mount, while touring the ship in an east coast port during Missouri's shakedown period, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 74KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Aviation and
USS Missouri, Interior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

Return to Naval Historical Center home page.

11 February 1999