BB64: The American Battleship Wisconsin
The battleship Wisconsin, one of the famous Iowa-class ships, was launched on December 7, 1943 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned on April 16, 1944. She reported for duty in the Pacific with the 3rd Fleet when the liberation of the Phillipine Islands was underway. The Wisconsin helped neutralize Japanese sea, air and ground forces occupying the islands. She was reassigned to the 5th Fleet in February, 1945 and supported the landings on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Her World War II career concluded with the transport of war-weary GIs back to the U.S. She is currently berthed in Norfolk, VA.