Cameras such as this one were carried on board all sorts of military vessels to document the war. Because they held images or video they were normally brought back intact, so while it isn't extremely valuable, it is historically significant.



  • Fact 1: The U.S.S. Wisconsin is an Iowa-class battleship that saw service in World War II, the Korean War, and the first Gulf War.
  • Fact 2: The U.S.S. Wisconsin is 887 feet long, 102 feet wide at its widest point, and carried a complement of 1,921 crew, both Navy and Marines.
  • Fact 3: The U.S.S. Wisconsin was deactivated in 1958, but was reactivated and modernized in 1986 under the Reagan administration's "600-ship Navy" plan. Her reactivation lasted until 1992.
  • Fact 4: The U.S.S. Wisconsin fired the last naval support mission of the first Gulf War on February 28, 1991, and delivered more than a million pounds or ordinance during that war.
  • Fact 5: The U.S.S. Wisconsin is now a museum ship, but per a Congressional Act must be kept in an unaltered state with spare parts and equipment in case she ever needs to be returned to active duty.

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