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BB-64 USS WISCONSIN

Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Golf - Whiskey


Iowa Class Battleship: Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 887' 3" (oa) x 108' 2" x 37' 9" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/50 20 x 5"/38AA, 80 x 40mm 49 x 20mm, 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/8" Belt, 17" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +5/8" Decks, 17 1/4" Conning Tower. Machinery, 212,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1921.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, January 25 1941. Launched 7 December 1943. Commissioned April 16 1944. Decommissioned July 1 1948. Recommissioned March 3 1951. Decommissioned March 8 1958. Recommissioned October 22 1988. Decommissioned September 30 1991. Stricken for disposal 12 January 1995 but retained in reserve. Reinstated on the Naval Vessels Register, in reserve, 12 February 1998.
Fate: Berthed at Norfolk, VA; to become a museum-in-reserve,with the weather decks open to the public, but the ship still maintained in reserve and owned by the Navy.

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Keel Laying - VJ Day
BB-64 Wisconsin25kShip's Crest.USN photo.
BB-64 Wisconsin161k The Wisconsin (BB-64) on 12 January 1943. Note the wedge shaped forward transverse bulkhead (with the worker on the top edge) just forward of the barbette of No. 1 turret. This large plate of armor was designed to protect the ship from shells fired by an enemy vessel operating off the bow. In the Wisconsin and Missouri (BB-63), this armor piece was 14.5 inches thick; in the Iowa and New Jersey, only 11.3 inches. At the time this photograph was taken, the Wisconsin was over 35 percent complete with almost 10,000 tons of material erected. She will be commissioned in 15 months. USN photo.
Text courtesy of The-Iowa-Class-Battleships by Malcom Muir, ISBN # 0-8069-8338-8, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY 1991, submitted by Mike Green.
BB-64 Wisconsin149k The Wisconsin (BB-64) viewed from astern on 12 January 1943. The armor deck is being fitted over the engineering spaces. The 17.3 inch circular armor plates forming the upper barbette of No. 3 turret have been completely assembled and work is underway inside the turret itself. The circle inside the barbette armor is the conical bulkhead which makes up part of the rotating structures and bears the weight of the gun house. The bottom edge of the conical bulkhead is joined to the pan floor which rests on the upper roller path. Turrets Nos. 1 and 2 are not so far advanced. USN photo.
Text courtesy of The-Iowa-Class-Battleships by Malcom Muir, ISBN # 0-8069-8338-8, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY 1991, submitted by Mike Green.
Wisconsin136kLest you think it grows on trees, the citizens of Wisconsin banded together for Silver Service for the Wisconsin (BB-64), 23 May 1943. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin144kKeel laying of the Wisconsin (BB-64) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 25 January 1941.Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Photo added 03/16/15.
BB-64 Wisconsin158kThe main machinery plant of the Wisconsin (BB-64) is easily seen in this photo, looking forward on 8 July 1943. The boilers are in place and are visible here. The main engines, in the spaces between the boilers, have already been covered over. The minute sub-division of the spaces within the hull is of primary importance for the control of flooding after suffering battle damage and is also visible. Lists can be corrected by counter-flooding to keep the vessel on an even keel and to maintain stability. U. S. Navy photo & partial text from the book "IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS-Their Design, Weapons and Equipment" by Robert F. Sumrall & Tom Walkowiak, submitted by Mike Green.
BB-64 Wisconsin118kWith the armor for the lower part of No. 2 barbette erected, the Wisconsin (BB-64) on 8 July 1943 has been on the stocks for 18 months. She is only about 20 percent complete, but she would be ready for sea in 21 months. It is just possible to make out the uptakes of her eight boilers. Protecting them is the citadel with its 12.1 inch belt inclined at 19 degrees. Note that the armor on No. 2 barbette angles in at the bottom sides. The result is a weight saving in protection with no loss in protection since the belt will be extended forward past No. 1 turret. USN photo.
Text courtesy of The-Iowa-Class-Battleships by Malcom Muir, ISBN # 0-8069-8338-8, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY 1991, submitted by Mike Green.
BB-64 Wisconsin661k Wisconsin (BB-64) under construction at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, late 1943.USN photo 80-G-44114, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-64 Wisconsin205kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) was launched under the sponsorship of Wisconsin political leader Walter S. Goodland and his wife on 7 December 1943.Copied from the Philly Navy yard paper, BEACON, September 1995, courtesy of Ed Zajkowski.
Wisconsin733kThe beginning of her slide to the sea sees Wisconsin (BB-64) moving down the ways on 7 December 1943.USN photo # 2143-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin780k40,000 plus tons of Wisconsin (BB-64) moving down the ways on 7 December 1943.USN photo # 2144-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin731kDrags and slewing lines & a view of the starboard stern of the Wisconsin (BB-64) on 7 December 1943.USN photo # 2159-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin551kAerial view of the Wisconsin (BB-64) on 7 December 1943.USN photo # 2152-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin2.66kAerial view, port bow anchor dropped.USN photo # 2150-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com via David Boone & Ron Reeves.
Wisconsin239kShip afloat, anchor dropped.USN photo # 2153-43 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin89k Launching invitation for the Wisconsin (BB-64), held at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on "Pearl Harbor Day" 7 December 1943. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin66kCommemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Wisconsin (BB-64), 7 December 1943. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin427kView from port side bow at the PNY on 17 January 1944.USN photo # 81-44-A courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin419kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) is fitting out under the 350-ton Hammerhead Crane at Pier 4 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard sometime after being launched on 7 December 1943, and before commissioning on 16 April 1944.USN photo courtesy of Brian Kroenung.
Wisconsin364kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) is fitting out under the 350-ton Hammerhead Crane at Pier 4 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard sometime after being launched on 7 December 1943, and before commissioning on 16 April 1944.USN photo # 81-44-A courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin90kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) receiving 16" ammunition at the Philadelphia Navy Yard sometime after being launched on 7 December 1943, and before commissioning on 16 April 1944.USN photo # 81-44-A courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin174kCommissioning pamphlet from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 16 April 1944.USN photo.
Wisconsin352kPlankowner's certificate for the Wisconsin (BB-64), 16 April 1944. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin306kPhoto undated but is certain to be 1944 right after commissioning. She still has the original short mainmast on her after stack. USN / BuAer photo # 234431 courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin338kSurface view off the bow on 7 June 1944. USN photo # 1167-44 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin135kThe Wisconsin's (BB-64) broadside, 7 June 1944.USN photo # 1168-44 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin153kUS Navy officers working in the executive officers' office on the main deck of the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise in July 1944. Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin187kCrew standing on deck for a presentation ceremony aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin169kUS sailor standing in a repair locker aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin121kPatients being treated in the sickbay of the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin164kUS sailors using a soda fountain aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin111kView inside the captain's stateroom aboard the battleship during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin116kTwo young officers relaxing in one of the ensigns' staterooms aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during its shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin132US sailors relaxing in their bunks in the crew quarters aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin165kCrew watching sailor receiving Purple Heart medal at ceremony aboard the battleship during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel,courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin171kUS sailor reading a book in the library aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin162kProtestant chaplain conducting services aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during its shakedown cruise.Photographer: Dmitri Kessel, courtesy of Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin134kLeaving Philadelphia Navy Yard for the Pacific, 24 September 1944.USN photo.
BB-64 Wisconsin503kWisconsin (BB-64) probably off the east coast before heading west to the Pacific. BuAer photo # 234433, courtesy of David Buell.
Wisconsin87kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) enters the Panama Canal.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin167kSwabbies swabbing.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin262kSmall scout for a leprechaun? USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin139kOne of Wisconsin's (BB-64) escorts across the Pacific.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin111k Wisconsin (BB-64), photographed from Pasadena, 1944.National Archives photo # 80-G-120077.
BB-64 Wisconsin374k Wisconsin (BB-64) tied up alongside the Oklahoma (BB-37) at Pearl Harbor. The size of the Iowa class (BB-61 / 66) can be readily seen when compared with the earlier classes. The Oklahoma is over 300 feet smaller and 18,000 tons lighter than the Wisconsin, which seems to dwarf her, 11 November 1944.
Note the single and double barreled 5 inch guns lying on shore off the Oklahoma's starboard bow and the absence of her superstructure.
USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 233k Wisconsin (BB-64) coming along side oiler Taluga (AO-62) for fueling. January 1945 LaVack picture courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-64 Wisconsin133k Underway with other warships in the western Pacific, circa December 1944 - August 1945.Official USN photo # 80-G-470324, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 556k Wisconsin (BB-64) takes evasive action during an air attack off Okinawa on April 1945. Note the Essex class carrier in the background. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Wisconsin741kRefueling Halsey Powell (DD-686) while underway in 1945. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin699kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) in company with the Mertz (DD-691) are shown firing against Kamikazes. The photo, taken 9 April 1945, shows the Mertz firing her #2- 5" gun mount, while the Wisconsin's 20mm and 40mm light A.A.weapons throw up a pall of fire and smoke.USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 782k 16-Inch projectiles weigh between 1,900 and 2,700 pounds each. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 653k Turret crew loading 110-pound bags of powder for Wisconsin's (BB-64) 16-Inch guns during the Okinawa campaign, May, 1945. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 610k Gun captain at the open breach of one of Wisconsin's (BB-64) 16-Inch guns off Okinawa, May, 1945. His right elbow rests on the “mushroom” of the gun, which he keeps clean by rubbing it with the towel scrapped around his arm. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 Wisconsin104kRefueling from tanker Cahaba (AO-82), as seen from an Essex class aircraft carrier, circa 1945.USN photo.
BB-64 Wisconsin122kBand concert under the battleship's after 16"/50 guns, while she was operating at sea with the Pacific Fleet, circa 1945. An aircraft carrier is faintly visible in the right distance. Sailor in right foreground has name J.C. Smith stencilled on his working jacket.Official USN photo # 80-G-K-3667, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Wisconsin145k Just how large the guns in the main battery of the Wisconsin (BB-64) are can be determined by using the crewmen standing beside them as a comparison.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 176k The T2A tanker Neches (AO-47) refueling Shangri-La (CV-38) and Wisconsin (BB-64) on 12 July 1945. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 233k Crewmen watch the action as the T2A tanker Neches (AO-47) refuels the Wisconsin (BB-64) and a accompanying destroyer on 12 July 1945. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Wisconsin239k PDF of a Personal History of the Wisconsin (BB-64) written by Louis E. Denfield, Commander of COMBATDIV 9 and found by Albert Lee Candido of Kansas City, Mo. featuring internal coverage of ship happenings in Japan, including the sports & comic section & world news of July 1945. Courtesy of Mike Sharp and submitted by Robert Hall.
BB-64 Wisconsin104kOperating with the Third Fleet off the coast of Japan, 17 August 1945, two days after Japan accepted Allied surrender terms. The large aircraft carriers of TF-38 remained on alert and did not participate in the surrender ceremonies. Admiral Halsey, fearing that the surrender might be a deception only sent in a fleet of battleships and some light carriers into Sagami Bay and then Tokyo Bay. If there was trouble, the fleet carriers would be off shore on alert to handle the situation.Official USN photo # 80-G-278816, now in the collections of the National Archives.
October 1945 - October 1951
BB-33 & 64 191k Arkansas (BB-33) & Wisconsin (BB-64) moored together. It looks like it is at Pearl Harbor, which if so, the only time the two ships were together at Pearl was in early October 1945 as they both were returning to the States at war's end.
Both ships were part of the "Magic Carpet" operation staged to bring soldiers, sailors, and marines home from the far-flung battlefronts of the Pacific. Departing Okinawa on 23 September, Wisconsin reached Pearl Harbor on 4 October remaining there for five days before she pushed on for the west coast on the last leg of her state-side bound voyage. Arkansas made four such trips.
USN Photo # 99599 courtesy of David Buell.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Wisconsin129k The Wisconsin (BB-64) emerges from the morning fog as she enters San Francisco Bay on 15 October 1945. Note the Homeward-Bound Pennant. Official USN photograph # NH-66295, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin108k Painting of the Wisconsin (BB-64) by the artist John Landry. Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin364kWisconsin (BB-64) forward guns circa 1945-46.Photo courtesy of Richard Harold "Zeke" Evans via Scott Evans.
BB-64 Wisconsin3.19kHolidays aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64), circa 1945-46. 13 page PDF.Photo courtesy of Richard Harold "Zeke" Evans via Scott Evans.
BB-64 778k The Wisconsin (BB-64) transits the Panama Canal in 1947 with a foot to spare on either side. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 Wisconsin178kWisconsin (BB-64) officers during a cruise to Haiti (and elsewhere?) in 1947. Among the men gathered is Anthony J. Danca, then a chief yeoman.Photo courtesy of Richard Danca.
BB-64 Wisconsin156k"THE MIGHTY Wisconsin (BB-64) LETS GO WITH HER MAIN BATTERY...Here we see the six sixteen inch guns of the Wisconsin fire a broadside at a target 15 miles away. This dramatic picture was made during the recent two weeks training cruise of the Wisconsin to the Canal Zone with 600 Naval Reservists aboard. Released 18 February 1947.USNHC # 703747 Courtesy of EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung.
BB-64 Wisconsin504kPortsmouth VA. 8 January 1951. Off comes the cover. A giant dockside crane today removes the preservation cover from a 40mm gun mount aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). The ship is being reactivated at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.AP Wire photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin142kWorkers detaching the pipes connected to the dehumidifying machinery which kept corrosive, moisture-filled air out of the stacks, fireboxes and boilers, March 1951. Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
Wisconsin121kWorkers sandblasting the hull of the Wisconsin (BB-64) to remove paint and barnacles. Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
Wisconsin99kNew hands turning over orders to quartermaster before going below for assignment to their bunks and lockers. Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin182kSailors cleaning refrigeration compartments before food comes aboard.Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin164kSailor using stored guns for a seat while cleaning fog spray hose nozzle.Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
Wisconsin192kWisconsin (BB-64) sitting in Norfolk drydock.Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin138kCapt. Thomas Burrowes (L) and Gov. Walter J. Kohler of Wisconsin standing at attention as colors are run up the flagstaff.Photographer: Mark Kauffman, courtesy of time.com. via images.google.com & Life.
BB-64 Wisconsin653kOfficers and men of the Wisconsin (BB-64) stand on the main deck today as the 45,000 ton battleship is recommissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 3 March 1951. AP Wire photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin127kWisconsin (BB-64) taken right after recommissioning in 1951. Note the 20MM mounts and the SPS-6 radar. She had SK-2 radar until decommissioned in 1948. Her armament summary for October 1951 indicated that she carried 16 twin 20MM mounts at that time. USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin532kAP Wire photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64) being freed by tugs after going aground on 22 August 1951. A note on the back indicates she was freed after being aground for two hours. AP Wire photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin643kWisconsin (BB-64) FREE FROM MUDBANKAP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-64 Wisconsin335kTUGS STRAIN AT GROUNDED BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-64).
Here is a water level view of the 45,000 ton battleship Wisconsin aground in the Hudson River this morning opposite 79th Street, Manhattan. Tugboats sttrain at hawsersattached to the bow of the huge warship in effort to ease her off.
AP Wire photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
November 1951 - 1953 Korean War
BB-64 Wisconsin102kWisconsin (BB-64) receives her baptism of fire on the east coast of Korea, as she fires the 16"/50 guns of Turret Number One at enemy targets ashore, circa 2 December 1951.Official USN photo # 80-G-476622, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin228kWisconsin (BB-64) entering Sasebo Anchorage in Japan, January 1952. Courtesy of Ray Thomas.
BB-64 Wisconsin105kWisconsin (BB-64) fires her forward 16"/50 guns at enemy installations in Korea. Photograph is dated 30 January 1952.Official USN photo # 80-G-K-12106, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 382k Crewmen cleaning one of Wisconsin's (BB-64) big guns, February, 1952. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 188k Antietam (CV-36) and Wisconsin (BB-64) steam alongside Rainier (AE-5) as she pulls away after supplying ammunition to the carrier and battleship, in Korean waters. Photo is dated 8 February 1952. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # 80-G-440189 courtesy of Scott Dyben.
BB-64 650k Wisconsin (BB-64) Rainier (AE-5) & Antietam (CV-36). Photo courtesy of Richard Miller, BMCS USNR RET., via Gary Priolo.
BB-64 Wisconsin93kSnow falling on the battleship's after deck, 8 February 1952, while she was serving with Task Force 77 in Korean waters. Note 16"/50 guns of her after turret, and Sikorski HO3S-1 helicopter parked on deck. Photographed by AF3c M.R. Adkinson.Official USN photo # 80-G-441035, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin88kBuck (DD-761), Wisconsin (BB-64) and Saint Paul (CA-73) in 1952. Steaming in close formation during operations off the Korean coast on 22 February 1952.Official USN photo # 80-G-440023, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin1.36kClose range communications.
The powerful battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) dwarfs her dwarfs her crusier and destroyer companions as thr three US fighting ships rendezvous off Korea. The cruiser Saint Paul (CA-73) (right) transfers wounded South Korean marines to the battlewagon for further transport to Japan and the destroyer Buck (DD-761) (left) transfers mail on 21 March 1952.
Official USN photo # 9541, now in the collections of the National Archives.
A.P. Wirephoto courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 Wisconsin128kAntietam (CV-36), Rainier (AE-5) and Wisconsin (BB-64) off Korea, taken 21 March 1952.Photo i.d. courtesy of Greg Walton.
Official USN photo # 80-G-278816, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin839k View of the battleship's forward 16"/50 guns and superstructure, taken 21 March 1952, while she was serving with Task Force 77 in Korean waters. Note her Mk.38 main battery director and various radar antennas. The links of the massive anchor chains weigh 120 pounds each. Photographed by AF3c M.R. Adkinson.Text from USN photo # 80-G-441034, courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 Wisconsin121kCrewmen pause to say Grace, as the chow line is opened for a meal in March 1952, while the battleship was operating off Korea. Note fancy "Mother" tattoo on the sailor second from left behind the serving trays.Official USN photo # 80-G-443725, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin121kCrewman in prayer, by a religious services poster, March 1952. The battleship was then operating off Korea. Note church service schedule on the poster.Official USN photo # 80-G-443726, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-62 New Jersey927kSplash Colors of the Iowa class (BB-61 / 66).PDF courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-64 Wisconsin90kWisconsin (BB-64) fires her after 16"/50 guns at a railway tunnel in the Chaho-Songjin area of North Korea's east coast, circa mid-March 1952. Note 5"/38 and 40mm guns in the foreground.Official USN photo # 80-G-477065, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Wisconsin179k A huge floating drydock, AFDB-1, was towed to Orote, Guam, to provide a forward repair facility for the Iowa's, should such become necessary. Wisconsin's (BB-64) crew line the deck as the ship is helped into dock by tugboats at Apra Harbor, Guam, 5 April 1952.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin130k Wisconsin (BB-64) being used as a guinea pig in a floatation test on AFDB-1 at Orote, Guam, during April 1952. The bulbous underwater bow that characterized all U.S. fast battleships can be plainly seen.USN photo courtesy of Joe Radigan & Pieter Bakels.
BB-62 New Jersey318k New Jersey (BB-62) gets double billing in this photo, dated 11 February 1954. In the center as first recommissioned in 1951, and also after her first post-war overhaul, with changed radars and fire control.
The Missouri (BB-63) (upper left), is pictured on 21 October 1950 bombarding Communist positions off Chong Jin, Korea.
Wisconsin (BB-64) (lower right) and Iowa (BB-61) (upper right).
The Iowa is pictured off Pearl Harbor in 1952 & shows the standard fleet painting adopted after WW2. Small war time hull numbers have been replaced with larger, easily seen block numerals. The catapults were removed after WW II, the area now a helicopter landing area. Some 40mm mounts are gone, but most remained on board until she was decommissioned on 24 February 1958. All 20mm gun mounts have been removed.
Official Navy Photo, # 633578, released by Department of Defense. Courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin167kManning battle stations on secondary guns, off Korea, circa February 1953.Photograph courtesy of Stan Svec / Springfield (MASS.)Republican, ROTOGRAVURE Section, February 1953.
BB-64 Wisconsin100kSA George E. Riel, Jr., USN, checks a plotting board to ensure that no aircraft are in the path of projectiles that will soon be fired at targets ashore, during gunnery practice in the Atlantic area. Photo is dated 3 March 1953.Official USN photo # 80-G-439813, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-64 Wisconsin437k The Mk.8 range-keeping computer on Wisconsin (BB-64) kept track of many variables of gunfire.USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
1954 - 1979
Wisconsin380k Circa 1950's photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64). USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin263k Wisconsin (BB-64) underway in the early/mid Fifties. She still has all of her 40MM quad mounts.Photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin1.20k Wisconsin (BB-64) postwar, note the 40mm quads missing from tubs forward and forward of the #3 turret, but she now has SK-2 radar. This was about the time she and New Jersey (BB-62) did the Midshipman's cruise together that was documented in the National Geographic. USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
Battleship Division Two 68kBattleship Division Two: In line abreast formation, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all Iowa class (BB-61 / 66) battleships were photographed operating together. Ship closest to the camera is Iowa (BB-61). The others are (from near to far):Wisconsin (BB-64); Missouri (BB-63) and New Jersey (BB-62). Official USN photo # 80-G-638938, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Battleship Division Two 29kBattleship Division Two: In line abreast formation, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all four Iowa class (BB-61 / 66)s were photographed operating together. Ship closest to the camera is Iowa (BB-61). The others are (from near to far):Wisconsin (BB-64); Missouri (BB-63) and New Jersey (BB-62). Official USN photo courtesy of martinipundit.com.
Battleship Division Two 69k Battleship Division Two Steaming in column, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all Iowa class (BB-61 / 66) battleships were photographed operating together. Ship leading the column is Wisconsin (BB-64). The others are (in no particular order): Iowa (BB-61); New Jersey (BB-62) and Missouri (BB-63).Official USN photo # 80-G-638966, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Battleship Division Two 297k Oil on canvas painting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci showing Battleship Division 2 off the Virginia Capes on 7 June 1954. They are (F to B ) Iowa (BB-61), Wisconsin (BB-64), Missouri (BB-63), New Jersey (BB-62). Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com
BB-62 New Jersey63k Photo taken from the radar platform on the foremast of Chewaucan (AOG-50), very early on a Sunday morning. New Jersey (BB-62) and Missouri BB-63, sitting side by side in reserve at Norfolk, Va, summer of 1954. The New Jersey, is tied to pier 7 and the Chewaucan was tied up to pier 5. (There was no pier 6). You can see how small we were when you check the height of the horizon behind the New Jersey's mast. The ship on the horizon above the New Jersey is the Mississippi (AG-128) (ex-BB-41). Photo. i.d. courtesy of Dan DeCosta.
Photo and text courtesy of Larry Bohn.
BB-64 Wisconsin643k20 May 1955 photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64) visits NYC for Armed Forces Day.AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-64 Wisconsin416k18 October 1955 photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64) being towed under the Manhattan Bridge by tugs after she ran aground on Diamond Rock at the Eastern tip of Manhattan today. She was en route from Bayonne N.J. shipyard to the Brooklyn Navy Yard when she got stuck. Tugs freed the vessel after 45 minutes. International News Photo by Sam Goldstein, courtesy of David Buell.
Wisconsin187kOn 6 May 1956 the battleship collided with the destroyer Eaton (DD-510) in a heavy fog; Wisconsin (BB-64) put into Norfolk with extensive damage to her bow and, one week later, entered drydock at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. A novel expedient speeded her repairs and enabled the ship to carry out her scheduled midshipman training cruise that summer. A 120-ton, 68-foot long section of the bow of the uncompleted battle ship Kentucky (BB-66) was transported by barge, in one section, from New Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Newport News, Va., across Hampton Roads to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Working round-the clock, Wisconsin's ship's force and shipyard personnel completed the operation which grafted the new bow on the old battleship in a mere 16 days. On 28 June 1956, the ship was ready for sea. USNI photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.
Wisconsin116kEaton (DD-510) after meeting the Wisconsin (BB-64). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin130kThe damaged Eaton (DD-510).USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin151kThe damaged deck of the Wisconsin (BB-64).USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin112k Photo taken from the stern of the Chewaucan (AOG-50) tied up to pier 7 at NOB Norva. The Wisconsin (BB-64) is coming into Hampton roads en route to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Va. after a collision with the Eaton (DD-510) on 6 May 1956. Courtesy of Larry Bohn.
BB-64 Wisconsin648k The Wisconsin (BB-64) with the New Jersey (BB-62) in the background after a collision with the Eaton (DD-510) on 6 May 1956. Photo courtesy of LTjg James Meredith via William S. Meredith.
BB-64 Wisconsin646k Twenty four photo PDF of the collision of the Wisconsin (BB-64) after a collision with the Eaton (DD-510) on 6 May 1956. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin118kThe Wisconsin's (BB-64) damaged bow is removed. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin137k Mid 1950's photo of the Wisconsin (BB-64) probably somewhere off the east coast of the U.S. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin153kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) is shown at the International Naval Review, Hampton Roads, 12 June 1957. Note the heavy-weather fueling at sea king posts. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-64 Wisconsin184k The Wisconsin (BB-64) preparing to get underway for the 1957 NATO Cruise "Strike Back". Date of the photos is 3, September 1957. The photo is from a slide taken by Glenn Herzenach, PNSN, from the flight deck of the carrier Intrepid (CV-11), 1957 to May 1958 at Hampton Roads, VA.,
The tug is Kasota (YTB-222).
Courtesy of Robert Hall. Photo i.d. courtesy of Gary Priolo.
Wisconsin304k A gig from the Wisconsin (BB-64) comes alongside as the ship is anchored October 1957 in Havana, Cuba.Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com
Wisconsin161k Wisconsin's (BB-64) days as an active fleet unit were numbered, and she prepared to make her last cruise. On 4 November 1957, she departed Norfolk with a large group of prominent guests on board. Reaching New York City on 6 November, the battleship disembarked her guests and, on the 8th, headed for Bayonne, N.J., to commence pre-inactivation overhaul. She is seen here in Hampton Roads, VA, in 1958. Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin767k(5 November)LAST OF THE BATTLEWAGONS IN FAREWELL CEREMONY - This was the scene on the deck of the huge battleship at Pier 86, North River, today at the last battleship ceremony. The Wisconsin (BB-64), last of the battleships of the U.S. Navy to be withdrawn from active service, will join the other giant warships of her type in mothballs. She will go to Bayonne N.J. for deactivation. AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-64 Wisconsin724k Wisconsin (BB-64) in New York Harbor on 24 November 1957. AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-64 Wisconsin437kThe last battleship on active duty, the Wisconsin (BB-64) is a solitary figure as she proceeds up New York Bay to her berth at Pier 86 after her final cruise from Norfolk VA.... for mothballing 8 November The N.Y. skyline looms in the background and over the Navy's "Big Muscle". Birds serve as an escort on the farewell journey. International News Photo by Arthur Sasse, courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin423k8 March 1958 caption reads: "Standing at the salute here in the foreground is Lt. (JG) Charles T. Denner of Alva, Oklahoma as he says goodbye to his home for the last 19 months, the Wisconsin (BB-64) at decommissioning ceremonies in Bayonne today. The battleship, last capital ship on active duty with the Navy, now goes into the Mothball Fleet....This is the first time since 1895 that the Navy has been without a ship of the line. International News Photo courtesy of David Buell.
Mothball Fleet, Bayonne N.J.80kMothball Fleet, Bayonne N.J., August 1961. The stern of the New Jersey (BB-62) or Wisconsin (BB-64) is visible off the North Carolina's (BB-55) bow. The aircraft carrier ahead of her is the Franklin (CV-13). Richard Leonhardt
Wisconsin187k Wisconsin (BB-64) leaving Bayonne, N.J., enroute to Philadelphia Naval Yard, 17 August 1962. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.
Wisconsin574kTugs push the Iowa class (BB-61 / 66) around.
From pier: Iowa (BB-61),New Jersey (BB-62) & Wisconsin (BB-64)) at Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1962.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin660k Wisconsin (BB-64), New Jersey (BB-62) and Iowa (BB-61) at the Phila. Navy Yard in mothballs, April 1967.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-64 Wisconsin198kBack to back, north Wisconsin (BB-64), south New Jersey (BB-62). Iowa (BB-61) by the pier at the Phila. Navy Yard in mothballs, April 1967.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-62 1.74k Photo taken as New Jersey (BB-62) was pulled from the battleship nest at Philadelphia on 11 June 1967 to be reactivated for Viet Nam duty.
Note the Wisconsin (BB-64) in the background.
USN photo submitted by David Buell.
Iowa & Wisconsin142k Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64) in Dry Dock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1970's. Note: The Shangri La (CV-38) is in the background.Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
1980 - 1991
Iowa & Wisconsin143k Iowa (BB-61), on right, and the Wisconsin (BB-64) at the Dry Dock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1981. Note: The Shangri La (CV-38) is in the background.Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-63 & 64571kBow view of the Iowa (BB-61), on right, and the Wisconsin (BB-64) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 February1982. USN photo # DN-ST-82-05047, by PHC Don Sallee, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, Defense Visual Information Center.
BB-64 Wisconsin118k1986 image of Wisconsin (BB-64) being towed to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Louisiana to be recommissioned. Copy by Ingalls Ship building.
BB-64 Wisconsin53kWisconsin (BB-64) being reactivated at Ingalls Shipbuilding at Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1987. Copy by Ingalls Ship building.
Wisconsin872kScaffolding surrounds the superstructure of the Wisconsin (BB-64), 17 September 1987. The ship is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding and is 50 percent complete. USN photo # DN-ST-88-00314, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin605k Scaffolding surrounds portions of the superstructure of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64), 17 September 1987. The ship is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding and is 50 percent complete. USN photo # DN-ST-88-00298, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. Photo submitted by Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin128kSeaman (SN) Eric Daye, 18, left, and Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Adrian Dotson, 57, center, ring the bell aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) in honor of the 200th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The two crew members represent the oldest and youngest men assigned to the ship which is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is 50 percent complete. USN photo # DN-ST-88-00325, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin349kAn elevated bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) undergoing overhaul at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Shipyard. USN photo # DN-ST-88-00310, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin112kA shipyard worker relaces wood deck planking aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). USN photo # DN-ST-88-00308, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin76kAn elevated view of a shipyard worker standing in front of the No. 1 Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). USN photo # DN-ST-88-00312, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin37kInert 16-inch projetiles are stacked on the pier beside the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). USN photo # DN-ST-88-00318, by Lynn D. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin209kWisconsin (BB-64) on her sea trials after overhaul and modernization prior to her recommissioning. USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-64 Wisconsin440k Wisconsin (BB-64) firing a round from one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in during sea trials. Photo dated 29-30 August 1988. Official USN photo # DN-SC-88-09810 by LT. Howell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin580kBow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) with its Mark 7, 16-inch, 50-caliber guns trained to port prior to a fire power demonstration in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-64 Wisconsin136k Firing a broadside to port with her 16"/50 guns in the Gulf of Mexico after being reactivated and modernized by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. of Pascagoula MS. Official USN photo USNHC # NH 97207-KN, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Wisconsin37kRecommissioning invitation for the Wisconsin (BB-64) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, 22 October 1988. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin130kFront cover of the Recommissioning Pamphlet of the Wisconsin (BB-64) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, 22 October 1988. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin494kThe crew of the Wisconsin (BB-64) mans the rails during the ship's recommissioning ceremony. More than 12,000 people attended the ceremony, 22 October 1988. USN photo # DN-ST-90-07803, by C PH1 (SW) J. Alan Elliott, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin90k Wisconsin (BB-64) button handed out during the recommissioning.Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin113k Front cover of the Welcome Aboard booklet for the Wisconsin (BB-64), 1989. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin244kWisconsin (BB-64) berthed at Pier 4 East of the Leonardo Pier Complex at the Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ, during 10-13 March 1990 to on-load ammunition.Official USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin99kGen. Colin Powell (fore), addressing Wisconsin (BB-64) crew from bow of 16-inch-gun-equipped battleship stationed w. US-led allied gulf crisis forces, in Arabian Sea in September 1990. Photographer: Joe Bartlett, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com &life.com
BB-64 Wisconsin584k Aviation Electronics Technician of Detachment 1, Fleet Composite Squadron 6, moves a Pioneer RPV across the fantail of Wisconsin (BB-64) during Operation Desert Shield.Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Wisconsin87kA Pioneer remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) is recovered in a net aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64). The Wisconsin is deployed in the gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield, 1 November 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-02640, by PH2 Carnes, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin181k The topside areas of the Wisconsin (BB-64) are sprayed with fresh water during a test of the ship's countermeasure water wash-down system. The ship is deployed in the gulf to support Operation Desert Storm, 1 January 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-91-05684, by PH1 Bruce M. Morris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-63 & 64687kWisconsin (BB-64) left, and Missouri (BB-63) rendezvous in the gulf during Operation Desert Shield on 1 January 1991. The hospital ship Comfort (T-AH-20) is behind the Wisconsin. USN photo # DN-SC-92-08657, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin & Missouri237k The fast combat support ship Sacramento (AOE-1), center, conducts an underway replenishment with the Wisconsin (BB-64), foreground, and the Missouri (BB-63) during Operation Desert Shield, 14 January 1991. USN photo # DN-SN-91-09308, by PH3 Brad Dillon, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin532k A fireball illuminates the upper decks of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) as a BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile is launched during Operation Desert Storm.USN photo # DN-ST-91-05689, by PH1 Barton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin603kBGM-109 Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile (TLAM) gains altitude after being fired at an Iraqi shore target by the Wisconsin (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm, 18 January 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-91-10115, by PH1 Barton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin327kThe Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) countermeasure water wash-down system is tested aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm, 22 January 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-91-10116, by PH1 Bruce M. Morris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin527kTwo Mark 36 Mod 7 Super Rapid Bloom Off-board Chaff (SRBOC) system launchers aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm. Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Wisconsin659kThe Wisconsin (BB-64) fires one of its Mark 7 16-inch 50-caliber guns of turret No. 2 while underway. This is the last firing of the vessel's guns prior to its decommissioning, 28 May 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-92-00496, by PH1 Bruce M. Morris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin192kA starboard beam view of the Wisconsin (BB-64) approaching New York Harbor as it arrives for New York's Victory Celebration, being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, 10 June 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05821, by CW02 Bailey, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin428k Wisconsin (BB-64) in New York Harbor for New York's Victory Celebration, being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, 10 June 1991. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Wisconsin222k Front cover of the Decommissioning booklet for theWisconsin (BB-64), at NAS Norfolk, VA., 30 September 1991. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin86kThe commanding officer of the Wisconsin (BB-64), Capt Conrad van der Schroeff, formally bids farewell to his officers following the ship's decommissioning ceremony. USN photo # DN-ST-92-01937, by PAHN(AC) April Hatton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Wisconsin129kCrew members stand at parade rest aboard the Wisconsin (BB-64) during its decommissioning ceremony. USN photo # DN-ST-92-01942, by PAHN(AC) April Hatton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Missouri & Wisconsin35kMissouri (BB-63) & Wisconsin (BB-64) decommission pictorial cancellation at Norfolk, Virginia on 10 September 1991. Historical navy mail with commemoration postmarks honoring end of an era for active duty service. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
(NISMF)371kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
1992 - Present
BB-64 Wisconsin125k Bow views of Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64) in Philadelphia Navy Yard, September, 1993. Courtesy of Joe Osciak.
(NISMF)618kA starboard quarter view of the stern sections of the decommissioned Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64) moored together at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 9 September 1993. The ships are in a mothball status. USN photo # DN-SC-93-06272, by Don S. Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
(NISMF)561k An aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking west/northwest on 30 October 1995. The shipyard closed on 30 September 1995. Vessels visible, left to right: the Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64) at the DD wharf; Sylvania (AFS-2), Milwaukee (AOR-2) and Savannah (AOR-4) at pier 5; the aircraft carriers Forestall (CV-59) and Saratoga (CV-60); at pier 4; the amphibious assault ships Iwo Jima (LPH-2) and Guadalcanal (LPH-7) at pier 2. In the back pool is the heavy cruiser Des Moines (CA-134) and numerous destroyers and frigates. USN photo # DN-SC-97-00422, by Robert J. Sitar, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
(NISMF)630k An aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking west. Visible are the Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64); the aircraft carriers Forestall (CV-59) and Saratoga (CV-60); amphibious assault ships Iwo Jima (LPH-2) and Guadalcanal (LPH-7). In the back pool are several supply ships and numerous destroyers and frigates. USN photo # DN-SC-97-00423, by Robert J. Sitar, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
(NISMF)919k An aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking southeast. Visible are the Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64); the aircraft carriers Forestall (CV-59) and Saratoga (CV-60); three supply ships; the amphibious assault ships Iwo Jima (LPH-2) and Okinawa (LPH-3) along the Delaware River. In the back pool are the heavy cruiser Des Moines (CA-134) and numerous frigates. USN photo # DN-SC-97-00425, by Robert J. Sitar, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
(NISMF)767kAn overall high oblique aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking east/southeast. Presently in storage at the shipyard are Iowa (BB-61) and Wisconsin (BB-64), one heavy cruiser, two aircraft carriers, two amphibious assault ships, two AEs, two AOs, two AORs, one AFS, four CGs, nine DDGs and seven FFs plus numerous small auxiliaries. USN photo # DN-SC-97-00427, by Robert J. Sitar, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin82kWisconsin (BB-64) is towed from Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 21 to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 31 May 2000, in preparation for final transit to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in downtown Norfolk, Va. USN photo # N-1110A-504 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin413kThe battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) sits permanently moored at her final homeport, as a centerpiece exhibit at Norfolk's Nauticus Naval Heritage Museum, 12 December 2000. USN photo # N-0239L-001 by Gunner's Mate 1st Class Thomas J. Lowney, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin197Visitors walk the main deck aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) during the grand opening as a permanent center piece exhibit at Norfolk's Nauticus Naval Heritage Museum, 16 April 2001. The opening marked the 57th anniversary of the ship's commissioning, conducted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. USN photo # N-5471P-504 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Aaron Peterson, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin149k Port side 5" gun turrets.The following 20 photos were taken at Norfolk, VA. on 17 April 2002, courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin134k Port side 5" gun turrets and boat.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin157k Starboard side.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin154k Starboard side amidships.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin196k Starboard side bridge.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin168k Starboard side of #2 16" main turret.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin185k Looking forward from the #1 main turret to the anchor chain.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin172k #1 & 2 16" main turrets.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin147k Portside ships name and wartime ribbons.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin122k Tomahawk launcher.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin111k Portside Tomahawk housing.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin138k Portside Tomahawk launcher.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin172k #2 main turret looking forward.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin122k Port bridge.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin150k Staboard side fire control.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin188k Staboard side #3 main turret.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin158k Battle markings from the Gulf War, 1991.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin151k Staboard side ship-to-ship transfer equipment.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin172 Staboard side hoses and valves.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
BB-64 Wisconsin228k Staboard side of bridge.Courtesy of Ronald Barker, Capt. USAF (Ret).
Wisconsin134kWisconsin's (BB-64) commanding officers during her periods of service. Information provided by the USS Wisconsin Association. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wisconsin226kCampaign ribbons awarded the Wisconsin (BB-64) during her periods of service. Information provided by the USS Wisconsin Association. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-64 Wisconsin383k2003 Chief Petty Officer selectees, from the Hampton Roads area, scrub the teak wood deck of Wisconsin (BB-64) in Norfolk, Va. 20 August 2003 as part of heritage appreciation and training prior to donning the Chief's anchors in September. Wisconsin is part of a museum in downtown Norfolk, Va. More than 200 CPO selectees were aboard to help preserve the battleship by cleaning the teak wood deck. USN photo # N-9809D-001 by Senior Chief Photographer's Mate Joseph Dorey, courtesy of news.navy.mil
BB-64 Wisconsin164k Virginia Senator John Warner addresses the crowd aboard Wisconsin (BB-64) during its 60th anniversary of the battleship's commissioning, 16 April 2004. Wisconsin is berthed as an exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, located at Nauticus, in Norfolk, Va. USN photo # N-4386A-007 by Photographer's Mate Airman Carter B. Allen, courtesy of news.navy.mil
World War II Memorial371k A quote made by Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is inscribed on a granite wall at the National World War II Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Fleet Adm. Nimitz was the United States signatory to the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, Japan on 2 September 1945, thus ending World War II. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the memorial honors all military veterans of World War II, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. On 29 May 2004, the memorial was formally dedicated with an estimated 200,000 people expected to attend, and includes 100,000 visiting veterans of all wars. USN photo # N-0295M-011 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin275kThe Office of Naval Research (ONR) Afloat Lab, Starfish (YP-679), pulls alongside the Iowa class (BB-61 / 66) Wisconsin (BB-64), located at The National Maritime Center Nauticus on the Elizabeth River waterfront of downtown Norfolk, Va. The Afloat Lab is visiting Norfolk to participate in Harborfest 2005. The event is expected to draw about 1500 visitors during the three-day event, 13 June 2005. USN photo # N-7676W-125 by Mr. John F. Williams, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-64 Wisconsin36k Good view of the main armament.Courtesy of Brian J. Johnson, Franklin, MA.
BB-64 Wisconsin52k Main and secondary armament view from the bow.Courtesy of Brian J. Johnson, Franklin, MA.
BB-64 Wisconsin279k The Wisconsin (BB-64), 13 October 2007 at Norfolk Va. Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
BB-64 Wisconsin9.5mPlaques of the Wisconsin (BB-64). Photos courtesy of Richard Greenleaf.
BB-64 Wisconsin279kThe decommissioned battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) is berthed at NAUTICUS in downtown Norfolk during a ceremony officially transferring Wisconsin from the U.S. Navy to the city of Norfolk on 16 April 2010. The transfer ends the requirement for the ship to be preserved for possible recall to active duty. USN photo # N-3154P-001 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Pittman courtesy of navy.news.mil.
BB-Iowa class494kWisconsin (BB-64) today.Photo courtesy of R.John Barrett.

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