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USS Missouri (BB-63): U.S. Navy Iowa-class battleship, on whose deck the Japanese surrender was signed; last class of battleships that operated in any navy. She is now a museum ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. [e]

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  • Battleship [r]: A heavily-armored, warship optimized for fighting other warships using large-caliber guns; certain armor requirements differentiated from cruisers; obsolete by end of World War II. [e]
  • Iowa-class [r]: The last class of battleships deployed by any navy; these were U.S. Navy vessels launched during WWII and played a role in anti-air warfare and naval gunfire support; later conversions kept them in use as missile-launching platforms; all 4 retired [e]


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