Brooklyn Navy Yard - Photo #125 - Other Ships

Photo: Brooklyn Public Library via [14]
The Missouri hits the water for the first time. The "Mighty Mo reached the Pacific in time to participate in the last campaigns of the war, including Iwo Jima. It was the last battleship to enter the fleet of any nation. The battleship era, which began with the construction of the Maine at BNY, ended at the same spot 50 years later."[14,p.98]