The 57,500-ton Wisconsin, last of the Navy’s...
The 57,500-ton Wisconsin, last of the Navy’s World War II-era Iowa-class battleships modernized for return to the active fleet, will be recommissioned Saturday at Beverly Hills-based Litton Industries’ Ingalls shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss. Under contracts totaling $223 million awarded in mid-1986, Ingalls rebuilt the 887-foot-long ship’s propulsion and auxiliary machinery systems, installed modern electronics and defense systems against aircraft and missiles and modernized crew living quarters. The Wisconsin was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned on April 16, 1944. It was mothballed in 1958.
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