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USS North Carolina BB-55 arrives

On 2 October 1961, North Carolina-class battleship USS North Carolina BB-55 arrived in Wilmington, NC
USS North Carolina Battleship, Wilmington, NC

 

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USS Wisconsin BB-64 decommissioned

On 30 September 1991, Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin BB-64 was decommissioned in Norfolk, VA for the third and final time, and joined the Reserve Fleet at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

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USS Massachusetts - BB-59 launched

On 23 September 1941, South Dakota class.battleship USS Massachusetts - BB-59 was launched at Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Fore River Shipyard), sponsored by Mrs. Charles Francis Adams, wife of a former Secretary of the Navy.
USS Massachusetts BB59 at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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USS New Jersey BB-62 laid down

On 16 September 1940, Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 was laid down at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

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USS North Carolina BB-55 torpedoed

On 15 September 1942, North Carolina -class battleship USS North Carolina BB-55 was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-19 and hit on her port (left) side just forward of the thick armor belt designed to protect her from torpedoes.

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USS Iowa BB-61 awarded

On 6 September 2011 Iowa-class battleship, USS Iowa BB-61 was awarded to the Pacific Battleship Center by SECNAV Ray Mabus

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USS Utah decommissioned

On 5 September 1944, Florida-class battleship USS Utah (BB-31) was decommissioned.

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USS Massachusetts opens as museum ship

On 14 August 1965, South Dakota-class battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) opens as museum ship at Battleship Cove.
USS Massachusetts  BB59 at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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Alabama commissioned

On 16 August 1942, South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama (BB-60)) was commissioned for the first time, Captain George B. Wilson in command.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL

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USS New Jersey BB-62 decommissioned

On 21 August 1957 Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 was decommissioned for the second time at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and placed in reserve at Bayonne, NJ.
Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ

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