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    The USS Wisconsin firing a Tomahawk cruise missile during the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). In times when war vessels have become lighter and smaller, big battleships like the Wisconsin are used as artillery and missile platforms, mostly against ground targets. The Wisconsin was decommissioned in 1991, a few months after the Gulf War.

    USS Wisconsin firing a BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, 18 Jan 1991.

    The decommissioned Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is berthed at NAUTICUS in downtown Norfolk during a ceremony officially transferring Wisconsin from the U.S. Navy to the city of Norfolk.

    A Tomahawk missile launches off the aft vertical launching system aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). US photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carmichael Yepez. - Image - Naval Technology

    Gulf War

    1986 test of a Tomahawk cruise missile

    "How Allied Pilots Recognize Japanese Warships from the Air"

    Battleship salvo fire. Now there's your BIG BANG!

    New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917 to 1920, when it "set sail" for Coney Island

    WWII German battleship "Bismarck"...

    Practicing for imminent war: Battleship USS Wisconsin firing its 406 mm guns during operation Desert Shield (November 1990)

    World War 2 to the Gulf War. 6 Iowa class ships

    The "Highway of Death" after American warplanes caught retreating Iraqi forces in the open in the Gulf War of 1991 against Iraq.

    The Montana class battleship was designed to be the successor to the four Iowa class fast battleships in service during World War II, a further two Iowa class battleships were under construction but scrapped at the end of the war. Z

    The battleship USS Wisconsin makes a very intimidating backdrop, at the end of this street in Norfolk, Virginia.

    Battleship USS Pennsylvania and destroyers USS Shaw and USS Downes immediately following the Pearl Harbor raid.

    The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. USSTEXASBB35.COM

    USS Missouri

    U.S. Navy destroyers launch standard missiles

    16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri in 1951 - the most famous of the four sisters (all of which survive) because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. They were probably the best battleships ever built.