Colonel Jimmy Doolittle’s April 1942 raid on Japan began with the loading of sixteen aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS “Hornet,” for the first time. This painting depicts the ships of Task Force sailing from San Francisco.
USS New Jersey the most decorated American battleship. It fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and even carried nuclear missiles. This battleship is now a museum in Camden. It is an Iowa class battleship, the most powerful class ever built.
USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa, built and launched during WWII was the last of the big guns battleships of the US Navy. With precision guided-missile technology of the modern warfare, there's no need for such gigantic battleships anymore.