USS Missouri BB-63 Launched in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Missouri (the last Battleship built by the United States) was christened by Miss Mary Margaret Truman daughter of the Senior Senator from Missouri, Harry Truman. Miss Janet T. Lingo acted as Maid of Honor. In his comments, Mr. Truman said, “The time is surly coming when the people of Missouri can thrill with pride as the Missouri and her sister ships, with batteries blazing, sail into Tokyo Bay.”