There’s Only One Remaining Battleship In All Of Hawaii And You Need To Visit

The Japanese Imperial Navy attacks against U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor began at approximately 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on December 7, 1941. It is a day that lives on as one of the most tragic attacks on United States soil, and the event that lead to America’s entry into World War II, in both European and Pacific theaters.

The United States’ involvement in World War II was profound, but perhaps nowhere was the war more impactful than in Hawaii, especially on Pearl Harbor. While there are still countless naval ships and submarines found throughout the United States, the last remaining battleship in America can be found right here in Hawaii, floating off the coast of Ford Island. The USS Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States Navy, is a stunning piece of military history, and is definitely worthy of a visit.

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For more information about visiting the Mighty Mo, check out their website.

Do you enjoy learning about Pearl Harbor and the islands’ World War II history? You’ll want to check out this rare footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and plan a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial.