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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mighty Mo shows off new look

By Treena Shapiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

The Battleship Missouri pulled back into its Ford Island berth earlier this month after 12 weeks of refurbishment in a Pearl Harbor drydock.


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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

The Missouri, after an $18 million dollar overhaul, heads back to its museum spot.

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The Mighty Mo has had a makeover, and the public is invited today to see the improvements. The event is in appreciation of the members and volunteers who helped refurbish the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

The USS Missouri recently returned from drydock at the Pearl Harbor shipyard, where it was returned to ship-shape over 12 weeks with $18 million worth of maintenance and preservation work.

Free admission and free tours of the battleship aboard which imperial Japan surrendered in World War II will be offered to kama'āina and military from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 11:30 a.m., approximately 100 volunteers and Friends of the Mighty Mo members will be honored by Gov. Linda Lingle, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander Capt. Gregory R. Thomas and Battleship Missouri Memorial president and CEO Michael Carr.

For more information, visit www.ussmissouri.org or call 877-MIGHTYMO.