In 1992, the USS Missouri was the subject of the action film UNDER SIEGE. Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones hijacked the ship for its Tomahawk missiles during its decommissioning cruise across the Pacific. Little did the hijackers realize that the cook, Steven Seagal, was a SEAL.
Twenty years later, the Mighty Mo is a floating museum docked in Pearl Harbor. When aliens land on Earth, Mighty Mo roars back into action in BATTLESHIP.
|BATTLESHIP cast pose in front of Mighty Mo.|
On Thursday night, the Mighty Mo hosted military families and museum friends to celebrate the upcoming release of BATTLESHIP. We took advantage of this opportunity to rediscover an old friend ....
|Move over, Rihanna!|
|How about those Aloha shirts?!?!|
|Great name for a gift shop ...|
|.... and the snack bar!|
|I overheard a tourist say, "Under the gun ..."|
|... and big guns they are!|
|Mighty Mo offered a view of Aloha Stadium.|
|The Chief Petty Officers' Ward Room ...|
|... with a vintage 80s TV console!|
|They also played poker!|
|The ship's library offered books ...|
|... including one about President Truman!|
|The ship is full of vintage items.|
|How about this "antique" telephone and computer!|
|Here is the Marines' office.|
|Imagine reporting to duty with|
Gunny Sergeant Gibbs on shift!
|No doubt Gibbs conducted inspections|
of bunks and uniforms!
|Interesting sign for the showers.|
|This is a Warrant Officer's Room ...|
|... with his distinctive logo.|
|This is a junior officer's room with his own sink!|
|This is the XO's suite.|
|Back on the deck, we could see the |
modern ships in Pearl Harbor.
|They don't have the big guns!|
|David found a gun!|
|The guns are now silent but the |
ship's history remains alive.
|The Mighty Mo stands guard over the USS Arizona.|
What is your favorite "museum"? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, May 5, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 6.
Kim in Hawaii
|The historic housing area near the Mighty Mo|
offers a serene view of the USS Arizona.