Battleship USS Missouri, Mighty Mo BB-63,
Launch Day 29 January, 1944
The following 40 second silent clip is from a home video recorded by Bob McFarland, who worked at the Brooklyn Shipyard at the time of the Missouri’s launch. Mr. McFarland filmed the Missouri’s launch from one of the nearby scaffolds.
This clip is part of a larger VHS tape gifted by the McFarland family to the USS Missouri.
We hope to soon be adding photos from the first rivet on 6 January, 1941 to launch day, 29 January, 1944.
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