USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the US 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 ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.
Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and 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.
Role in Thomas and Twilight's adventures
Thomas, Twilight, and their friends first encountered the Missouri in Thomas and Twilight Sparkle's Adventures of Battleship and get a copy of this battleship to have as their own at the end of the film. Since then, the Missouri has been used by them throughout their adventures.
In Thomas and Twilight Sparkle's Adventures of Avatar, realizing the scale of the battle before them, Rodney gets an idea for more fire and he and other robots go to get some. Then during the climax battle, they return on board the Missouri, which is now flying! And it helps destroy many of the flying ships in the battle.
Then in The Skarloey Engines' Adventures of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. The Missouri returned and defeated Phantom the pirate and saved the sea temple. And it also helped destroy Phantom's ship.
- Thomas, Twilight, and their friends will see the Missouri in Thomas and Twilight Sparkle's Adventures of Battleship and get a copy of this battleship to have as their own.
- Missouri was also a good friend to Hoof Trooper, Red Beret and Skipper Riley.
- Missouri became a general after becoming a Pegasus.