Last US Battleship launched

January 29, 1944

Last US Battleship launched

The last US battleship, the USS Missouri (BB-63), was christened and launched on January 29, 1944. Miss Margaret Truman, daughter of Senator Harry S. Truman, had the honor of being the Missouri's sponsor.

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