50 Years of Service: Meet the First Battleship to Get Guided Missiles

Published: 11/02/2020
50 Years of Service: Meet the First Battleship to Get Guided Missiles
Source: NATIONALINTEREST.ORG

Robert Farley History, Americas Amazing. Key Point:  Built in 1904, the USS  Mississippi  would get its first missiles in 1952. This battleship saw many conflicts before finally being decommissioned. In 1904, the United States laid down USS Mississippi (BB-23), second of her name and the first of a class of two pre-dreadnoughts intended to stem the growth in naval construction costs. Congress, emb

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