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Patches contributed by Robert M. Cieri

BB-64 USS WISCONSIN
1980 - 1987

Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Golf - Whiskey

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1941 - 1944 Keel Laying - Shakedown Cruise
1944 - 1945 Pacific Campaign
October 1945 - October 1951
November 1951 - 1953 Korean War
1954 - 1979
1988 - 1991
1992 - 2002
2003 - Present


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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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 Feb 1982. 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.
Wisconsin872k Scaffolding surrounds the superstructure of the Wisconsin (BB-64), 17 Sep 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 Sep 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. Photo added on 08/31/08.
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.

Wisconsin BB-64 History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dominic Menta
Address:
Phone:
E-mail: dombb64@ptd.net


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Wisconsin (BB-64) Web Page by the Wisconsin Reunion Assn.
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