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Pearl Harbor Tours - VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour

Pearl Harbor Tours - VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$235.08
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Description

VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour

Special Access to sites within the Missouri.  Explore the engineering spaces, the 16 in guns, the Damage Control Central Station, the Broadway, the Fire Room #4, and the Aft Battery Plot Room.   

Please note that this tour is physically strenuous and it is not recommended for those with mobility constraints.   You must be able to climb ten sets of steep, narrow stairs, step over more that 12 two foot high obstacles and navigate through tight doorways and low overheads.   Guest must be at least 10 years of age to participate.

USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouriwas the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.

Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992 after serving a total of 16 years of active service, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.

VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour

Special Access to sites within the Missouri.  Explore the engineering spaces, the 16 in guns, the Damage Control Central Station, the Broadway, the Fire Room #4, and the Aft Battery Plot Room.   

Please note that this tour is physically strenuous and it is not recommended for those with mobility constraints.   You must be able to climb ten sets of steep, narrow stairs, step over more that 12 two foot high obstacles and navigate through tight doorways and low overheads.   Guest must be at least 10 years of age to participate.