Tour a Famous BattleshipO‘ahu
USS MISSOURI secured its place in history as the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the United States that brought an end to Japanese involvement in WORLD WAR II. The formal papers were signed on the deck of the battleship Sept. 2, 1945.
The 887-foot battleship—5 feet longer than the Titanic—is moored near the USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL. The pairing of the two battleships symbolizes the beginning and end of American involvement in WWII.
The “Mighty Mo” saw service in three wars spanning more than five decades; its final operational mission occurred Dec. 7, 1991, when she sailed into Pearl Harbor and took part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the attack.
The “HEART OF THE MISSOURI” TOUR opened areas never before available for exploration— including its massive boilers, plotting and engine rooms, and the Broadway, the longest and widest passage on the ship— in hope of answering
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Adding another layer to the in-depth experience aboard the Battleship Missouri is the rare collection of kamikaze artifacts— never before displayed outside of Japan—from Japan’s Chiran Peace Museum. This new exhibit, located one deck below and a few steps from where the kamikaze pilot struck the USS Missouri, offers a rare glimpse into the lives and final days of these young pilots. Artifacts include farewell letters, photographs and historical images.
The Mighty Mo Pass includes your choice of the Mighty Mo Tour (35-minute tour led by a knowledgeable battleship tour guide) and Acoustiguide Tour (audio tour).