First Missouri Battleship Launched

On December 29, 1901, the first Battleship Missouri was launched with a bottle of vintage Missouri wine. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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