Three ships of the United States Navy
(and one of the Confederate Navy
) have borne the name USS Missouri
in honor of the 24th state
USS Missouri, 10, a sidewheel frigate, made the first powered crossing of the Atlantic by a steam warship and was lost to fire at Gibraltar prior to the American Civil War.
USS Missouri (BB-11), a Maine-class battleship, sailed with the Great White Fleet.
USS Missouri (BB-63), a Iowa-class battleship, was the last battleship completed by the United States.
See also CSS Missouri.