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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.

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

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

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A BGM-109 Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched toward a target in Iraq from the port side Mark 143 Armored Box Launcher (ABL) on the stern of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN40) during Operation Desert Storm

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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.