USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
12 Jan 1943 A view from above of the Wisconsin while she was being built.
Wisconsin BB-64 firing one of her 16”/50 guns from turret #1 during her shakedown cruise in 1944 below:
LIFE Magazine Archives – Dmitri Kessel Photographer
Being refueled 1944
Wisconsin is tied up outboard of the hull of Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on 11 November 1944. Note the great difference in the length of the two battleships.
By this time, it was already decided that the Oklahoma would not be fixed and put back into service, but rather she was to be salvaged for whatever useful materials left. She had been decommissioned on 1 September 1944, and all remaining armaments and superstructure were in the process of being removed.
The unfinished USS Kentucky being moved to the scrapyard after her bow was removed to repair the Wisconsin. After receiving Kentucky’s bow the Wisconsin received the nickname Big Whisky.
The damage to Wisconsin was due to a collision with the USS Eaton in heavy fog.
USS Wisconsin at the Naval Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey 1990