USS Wisconsin (BB-64)

USS Wisconsin (BB-64)

Launched on the 2nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, this 887-foot monster stuck around all the way until 1991. This is it looming over the streets of Norfolk, VA. ⁣
USS Wisconsin tied up alongside the hulk of USS Oklahoma (BB-37)at Pearl Harbor in November 1944, prior to her departure to join up with the 3rd Fleet. Note an anti-torpedo netting outboard of the ships and the great difference in lengths of these two battleships
On 17 October 1996 the Wisconsin (BB-64) being towed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to be mothballed for a possible reactivation. In my opinion the Wisconsin should been kept in active service as much as possible for fast deployment missions. Photograph by Robert J. Sitar USN (Retd.).
USS Buck (DD-761), USS Wisconsin (BB-64) and USS Saint Paul (CA-73) Steaming in close formation during operations off the Korean coast. Photo is dated 22 February 1952. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
USS Wisconsin BB-64 firing one of her 16”/50 guns from turret #1 during her shakedown cruise in 1944…the only time the USS Wisconsin took a hit in battle was from a howitzer hidden in a cave off the coast of North Korea in the 1950s. Shell left a smallish dent aft. Apparently the captain was so incensed, he aimed a full 9-gun broadside at the mountain where the cave was. When the dust cleared, the cave and the howitzer were gone … and so was the mountain.
USS Wisconsin at the Naval Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey 1990
USS Wisconsin BB-64 in drydock at Norfolk Navy Yard prior to her recommissioning in 1951 for the Korean War
From the LIFE Magazine Archives – Mark Kauffman Photographer
USS Wisconsin BB-9 in New York on October 12th, 1912

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