USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa, built and launched during WWII was the last of the big guns battleships of the US Navy. With precision guided-missile technology of the modern warfare, there's no need for such gigantic battleships anymore.
Spectacular photos of the US Navy's most powerful battleship ever
A rare photograph has surfaced apparently showing an elevator added to the battleship USS Iowa, one of a handful of adaptations made to the vessel for President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. The ship transported FDR to the Tehran Conference to meet with Allied leaders Churchill and Stalin.