Postal Service to honor battleship USS Missouri with ‘forever’ stamp

Seventy-five years after the USS Missouri was commissioned, the battleship where World War II came to an end is getting its own stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday.

The Mighty Mo will appear on a “forever” stamp available June 11, exactly 75 years after its commissioning in 1944, according to the Postal Service statement.

The stamp depicts the battleship floating atop a rippling, blue ocean in front of a gold and gray cloudy sky, as seen in an image of the stamp released Friday. “USS Missouri” is printed in white font below the ship’s image.

“The stamp art depicts Missouri from a low vantage point almost at sea level, cutting through the water at a moderate speed commensurate with entering or leaving port,” the Postal Service said in its statement. “Large and imposing in the frame, Missouri is shown in the disruptive camouflage she wore from her commissioning until a refit in early 1945.”

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