[Ads-l] Mighty Mo

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 20:22:38 UTC 2016


The Navy nickname of the nuclear attack submarine _Missouri_, says CNN, is
"Mighty Mo."

Previously this was the nickname of the battleship _Missouri_ of Japanese
surrender fame:

1945 _Times-Picayune_ (N.O.) (Sept. 9) 48: 'Mighty Mo' is World's No. 1
Battlewagon. ...This colossus of the sea, dubbed 'Mighty Mo' by her crew,
is the last word in super naval construction.

The _Missouri_ was commissioned in 1944. She was also known as "Big Mo."
Her submarine namesake was commissioned in 2010.

JL

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