USS MASSACHUSETTS (BB-59) National Historic Landmark

Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts

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USS Massachusetts

USS Massachusetts, Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts

Photo taken by Marc Belanger in August 2008

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Description 

One of two surviving SOUTH DAKOTA class battleships built by the United States as part of the continued American preparation for war should it come, MASSACHUSETTS saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters. The ship fired the first and last American 16-inch shells of World War II. At the war's end, MASSACHUSETTS had earned 11 battle stars for her combat service. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 14, 1986

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1976
Reference number
76002269
Architectural style
Other architectural type; S. Dakota class battleship
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1941; 1945

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • March 14, 2015: New photos from Marc Belanger

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