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‘Mighty Mo’s’ repairs continue as the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII nears

  • Video by William Cole

    A chunk of the battleship USS Missouri's superstructure is under wraps again as part of a $3 million restoration -- the latest as the famous memorial continues its never-ending battle against rust, but more particularly, as the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II looms next year. The 887-foot Missouri -- the last U.S. battleship to be built -- was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

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    The USS Missouri is under partial wraps again as the battleship museum pursues the latest $3 million superstructure renovation. The museum plans to restore the battlewagon to its 1991 status when it pulled into Pearl Harbor on its last operational mission.

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    Multiple areas are rusted through and in need of repair around the rear superstructure.

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    Above, retired Navy Capt. Jim Stone, chief engineer and vice president of engineering for USS Missouri Memorial Association, looked at rust on the deck near the Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers.

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    A view of the previously renovated forward superstructure with the rear superstructure in protective wrap.

A chunk of the battleship USS Missouri’s superstructure is under wraps again as part of a $3 million restoration. Read more

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