Prepare to Reengage

Missouri is alerted to prepare for reassignment. First Marine Brigade fights along Obong-ni Ridge in Korea. Missouri, after five days of intensive replenishing and re-arming, at Norfolk, sailed for Korea, to support United Nations forces fighting communist aggression. Missouri experienced a cruel tropical storm that caused some damage topside. Missouri cleared the Panama Canal, and after refueling sailed toward Pearl Harbor. Missouri docked at Pearl Harbor.