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Historical Footage of the Last Firing of the USS Wisconsin’s Mighty 16-Inch Guns

The USS Wisconsin was a force to be reckoned with when firing its mighty 16-inch guns.

Armed with nine of these giant cannons, the USS Wisconsin served our country well.

Watch as these giant guns fire one last time in this historical footage.

The Iowa-class USS Wisconsin served a long military career from 1943 to 2006. Her nine huge 16-inch guns were a major game changer when it came to enemy bombardment from the ocean.

This historical footage from May 28, 1991 shows these mighty 16-inch guns being fired for the last time ever. These cannons were originally fired against Japanese fortifications in World War Two, during the Korean War, and the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

The USS Wisconsin is now a museum ship at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. Stop by and give the old girl a visit.

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Historical Footage of the Last Firing of the USS Wisconsin’s Mighty 16-Inch Guns