Historic Battleship On the Move

HONOLULU — The historic Battleship Missouri is getting ready for a change of scenery. But it won’t be going far.

    Operators of the ship memorial that was the sight of the 1945 Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay are getting the ship ready for major work in the Pearl Harbor dry dock.

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The Missouri was the last U.S. battleship to be launched and the last to be decommissioned.

    The work on the nation’s last battleship is to include sandblasting, repainting and teak deck replacement. Cost for all the work is expected to be anywhere from around $10 million up to close to $30 million.

    Officials say the dry dock at Pearl Harbor will last from two to three months.

    While the work is being planned over the next several months, the Missouri will remain open to visitors at its mooring opposite the sunken USS Arizona.

    The Missouri has been operated as historic attraction since 1998.

Click here for more information on the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial.

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