Miss USS Missouri
(For more information about U.S.S. Missouri
About Miss U.S.S. Missouri,
Or affectionately, "Mighty Mo!"
Second World War surrender documents
Were signed on her in Bay Tokyo.
She was launched from the Naval Shipyard
In Brooklyn in 1944.
Miss Missouri is not the one
Who chose to battle in war.
She was invaluable in 1986
In Operation Earnest Will.
In the 90's she returned to the Middle East
To fight Iraqi targets still.
A protector, a fighter for the Navy,
Like a mother to her brood,
She kept all within her safe and secure
Until their journey would conclude.
In between her missions
She was granted time to rest.
She'd face more action, yet again,
Her frame and strength put to the test...
She could have been transformed
Into a luxury cruise liner.
But she's so much more significant!
A Museum - War Memorial - War survivor!
Written 18th October 2021
For A Noteworthy Ship contest
Sponsor: Robert James Liguori
Copyright © Natasha L Scragg | Year Posted 2021
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