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USS Missouri - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

USS Missouri – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The USS Missouri is a big boat. An Iowa-class battleship, actually. Put into service in June 1944, it took about 3 years to build. The 887 foot-long ship was active in three wars. World War II, Korean War, and the 1991 Gulf War.

I took this picture at the end of the tour but inserted it here, taking creative liberties with the blog’s narrative. As I recall, I got up on something, reaching over the railing to minimize the visual interference from the fence. A worthwhile effort, just to get a clean composition.

Clearly massive. Without any reference — like people in the frame — it’s hard to understand its absolute scale.

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