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June 1999
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On June 17th, 1999 the USS WISCONSIN was moved from the Naval Inactive Reserve fleet in Portsmouth, Va. to the Naval Station Norfolk.  She is at the D&S (Destroyer and Submarine) piers.  Access to the ship and pier is strictly off limits but she's sitting where you can see her just GREAT.  On June 18th, a former USS IOWA sailor, John Schultz visited the ship and took some pictures. As you can see - the bow is at about 22 feet of draft (or so) while the stern is sitting a bit lower.  As these pictures were taken - there were several others snapping shutters and wondering what she's doing here!
During July and August our ship had a few more shutter bugs taking pictures of her.   See Below.

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Due to pier repairs, ship was moved to the other side of pier. She looks small now that she is at the other end of the pier.
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A zoomed in shot.
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She looks like she wants to go out into the big blue ocean.
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Photo by PHC J.Wilson Combat Camera.
June 17, 1999 Being towed  in to Pier 21
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The battleship Wisconsin is towed from Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 21 to Norfolk Naval Shipyard May 31, 2000, in preparation for final transit to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in downtown Norfolk, VA.  US Navy Photo by PH1 Tina M. Ackerman
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May 31, 2000
The battleship Wisconsin passes Nauticus, its eventual home, on the way to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth.
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Wisconsin to Portsmouth. 
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