Photos - 1954-1999 Page 3
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|Wisconsin's (BB-64) days as an active fleet unit were numbered, and she prepared to make her last cruise. On 4 November 1957, she departed Norfolk with a large group of prominent guests on board. Reaching New York City on 6 November, the battleship disembarked her guests and, on the 8th, headed for Bayonne, N.J., to commence pre-inactivation overhaul. She is seen here in Hampton Roads, VA, in 1958.|
|8 March 1958 caption reads: "Standing at the salute here in the foreground is Lt. (JG) Charles T. Denner of Alva, Oklahoma as he says goodbye to his home for the last 19 months, the Wisconsin (BB-64) at decommissioning ceremonies in Bayonne today. The battleship, last capital ship on active duty with the Navy, now goes into the Mothball Fleet....This is the first time since 1895 that the Navy has been without a ship of the line.|
|Wisconsin (BB-64) leaving Bayonne, N.J., enroute to Philadelphia Naval Yard, 17 August 1962.|
|Tugs push the Iowa class around.
From pier: Iowa (BB-61), New Jersey (BB-62) & Wisconsin (BB-64)) at Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1962.
|Bow view of the Iowa (BB-61), on right, and the Wisconsin (BB-64) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Feb 1982.|
|1986 image of Wisconsin (BB-64) being towed to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Louisiana to be recommissioned.|
|Wisconsin (BB-64) being reactivated at Ingalls Shipbuilding at Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1987.|
|Scaffolding surrounds the superstructure of the Wisconsin (BB-64), 17 Sep 1987. The ship is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding and is 50 percent complete.|
|Scaffolding surrounds portions of the superstructure of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64), 17 Sep 1987. The ship is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding and is 50 percent complete.|
|Seaman (SN) Eric Daye, 18, left, and Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Adrian Dotson, 57, center, ring the bell aboard the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) in honor of the 200th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The two crew members represent the oldest and youngest men assigned to the ship which is undergoing overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is 50 percent complete.|