USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship, and was the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship built by the United States, and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.
Missouri was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Missouri received three battle stars for her service in World War II, five for her service during the Korean War, and three for her service during the Gulf War. Missouri also received numerous awards for her service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf.
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy E Ribbon w/ Wreathed Battle E device
China Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 service stars
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 service star
Korean Service Medal w/ 5 service stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 service stars
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 2 service stars
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Korea Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)