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USS Michigan (BB-27)  Photographed by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia, circa 1916-17. She is wearing horizontal "two-tone" paint scheme, possibly a camouflage experiment.  U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

USS Michigan (BB-27) Photographed by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia, circa 1916-17. She is wearing horizontal 'two-tone' paint scheme, possibly a camouflage experiment. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    USS Michigan (BB 27)

  • Class: South Carolina
  • Laid down: 17 December 1906
  • Launched: 26 May 1908
  • Commissioned: 4 January 1910
  • Decommissioned: 11 February 1922
  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Length: 452.8 feet (138.0 m)
  • Beam: 80.3 feet
  • Draft: 24.5 feet
  • Speed: 18.5 knots
  • Armament:
  • 8× 12″ guns in 4 turrets
  • 22× 3″ guns
  • 4× 1pdr gun
  • 2x .30cal machine guns
  • 2× 21″ torpedo tubes
  • Complement: 51 officers, 818 men
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Work starts on new Pearl Harbor visitor’s center

The USS Arizona Memorial visitor’s center is sinking:

The current visitor’s center — across the harbor from the submerged battleship — is sinking because it was built on reclaimed land, causing water to seep into its basement. Engineers estimate the building will last only a few more years.

The current center has been handling about twice as many people per day as it was designed to accommodate.

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USS Missouri (BB 63) in 1991 Gulf War

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HzVBVIjM6s

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Last but not least: Star Wars Electronic Battleship:

You sank my Star Destroyer!

You sank my Star Destroyer!

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Comments

  1. My unit unfortunately was too far inland to get battleship fire support in ’91. I’ve probably told the story of my buddy who was part of the amphibious landing.

    At one point a battleship passed their ship at high-speed. 50,000 tons of whup-ass moving that fast was a stunning sight.

    They landed on Kuwait beach after the Missouri and her sisters had prepped it. “Walking on the moon” with random chunks of equipment and body parts sticking out of the sand was his description.

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