Mighty Mo Returns from Drydock

Sunday, January 10, 2010
The USS Missouri leaves drydock after 12 weeks and $18 million worth of maintenance and preservation work in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and returns home to Pier Foxtrot-5 on Battleship Row. The Mighty Mo drycoking project began on Oct. 14, 2009. Photo credit: USS Missouri Memorial Association

Ship-shape following 12 weeks and $18m worth of maintenance and preservation work in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s largest drydock facility, the Battleship Mo. returned Jan. 7 to her home pier near the USS Arizona Memorial along Pearl Harbor’s Battleship Row.

The Mighty Mo’s return once again brings full circle the story that begins with the day of infamy that saw the sinking of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan’s unconditional surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

“We are grateful to have the expertise and resources to drydock the Missouri in Hawaii, thanks to BAE systems and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard,” said Michael A. Carr, president and chief operating officer of the non-profit USS Missouri Memorial Association, which owns and operates the ship as the Battleship Missouri Memorial. “We enlisted a dream team worthy of a national treasure like the Mighty Mo. Now, we look forward to doing what we do best as a memorial — welcoming visitors — beginning Jan. 30.”

Shipyard commander Capt. Greg R. Thomas highlighted the pride, humility and emotion shipyard workers experienced supporting the Missouri drydocking.

“Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard played a key role in winning World War II, so shipyard workers have tremendous appreciation for the Missouri’s historical significance,” Thomas said. “Accordingly, we are proud of our role in helping to preserve this vital symbol of victory over oppression in that war. But we are also humbled: we are in awe of the great men and women who served on the Missouri over five decades and in three wars. It was particularly moving for our workers to look upon the Missouri, sitting proudly in our drydock as we went to work the morning of Dec. 7, 2009.”

Like her entry into drydock on Oct. 14, the two-mile return journey was a daylong process, including the flooding of Drydock four, refloating the ship, its careful extraction from drydock, and the towing to Pier Foxtrot-5 on Battleship Row.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Houthis: Additional US Warships off Yemen Tightens Seige

A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign

Philippines: China Intimidating Its Fishing Boats

Filipino activists denounced China's coast guard on Tuesday for turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near where hundreds of Filipino

U.S. Navy Warship Steams Toward Yemen

The United States Navy is prepared to intercept Iranian ships in Yemeni waters using the USS Theodore Roosevelt and other ships, reports the AP.   According to this report,

Vessels

Royal IHC introduces IHC Workhorse

Royal IHC has announced an extension to its innovative range of vessels with the introduction of the IHC Workhorse. This new design for a hybrid anchor handling

Anthem of The Seas Christened in Southampton

Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was named in Southampton, U.K.,  in a spectacular ceremony.   U.K. travel agent godmother  Emma Wilby named the 4,

New CEO for Deep Sea Supply

Deep Sea Supply, a Cyprus headquartered owner of offshore support vessels, has appointed Jon Are Gummedal as new CEO of the company,  says a statement from the company.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1382 sec (7 req/sec)