USS Missouri 1944
Iowa Class Battleship
These National Archives photos show the USS Missouri during 1944 and 1945.
Note the camo schemes and how they extended to the deck surfaces. Also note how she
barely fits into the locks of the Panama Canal. The beam of the Iowa class ships was
limited by the size of these locks. The designers cut it very close.
These are all US National Archives photos. Most of them are very clear and
some are even in colour. Compare Missouri's 1944-45 appearance shown here with her late
1980s fit as shown in the Warship photo tour