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Then she moored for three days at New York's Pier 90, where thousands of ordinary citizens came to see the ship on which the war had finally ended. In March of 1946 the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Melmet Munir Ertegua, died at Washington. It had long been a common courtesy of maritime nations to assign a warship to convey home the bodies of deceased diplomats of ambassadorial rank. Turkey was proving herself a staunch ally of the Western powers in the post-war realignment and it was deemed advisable to accord the late Turkish and destroyer Power, the battleship proceeded to anchorage in the Bosporus off Istanbul, where the body of the ambassador was removed and the ship opened to visitors.

Air power and the atomic bomb had rendered them as archaic as the sail-powered wooden line-of-battle ships of Nelson's day, and no battleship would ever again serve any useful purpose in modern warfare. But Mighty Mo survived post-war retrenchment. The President saw to it that her bills were paid and the Navy worked hard at finding ways to keep her occupied. In August, 1947, she loomed majestically in the harbor of Rio de tegua to Istanbul. On March 21 the Missouri sailed for Gibralter, where Admiral H.

On March 21 the Missouri sailed for Gibralter, where Admiral H. K. Hewitt, commander of U. S. Naval Forces in Europe, hoisted his Janeiro during the Inter-American Conference on Maintenance of Continental Peace and Security. At its conclusion. President Truman and his official party came aboard, the presidential flag whipped from her main and, to the strains flag and remained aboard for the rest of the cruise. Escorted by light cruiser Providence 52 ASSEMBLY, September join MIGHTY MO for 2, 1949, as destroyers and minesweepers voyage to Portsmouth, the trans-Atlantic England.

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