The Navy has no battleships in its fleet. Eight remain afloat. They are:
- Texas, commissioned March 1914. Transferred to the State of Texas in 1948 as a permanent memorial on the Houston Ship Channel.
- North Carolina, commissioned April 1941. Dedicated as memorial in 1962 at Wilmington, N.C.
- Massachusetts, commissioned May 1942. Transferred to the Massachusetts Memorial Committee and preserved as a memorial in 1965 at Fall River, Mass.
- Alabama, commissioned August 1942. Transferred to the state of Alabama in 1964 for use as a memorial at Mobile, Ala.
- Iowa, commissioned May 1943. Berthed since 2001 in Suisan Bay, San Francisco, as part of the Reserve Fleet, also known as the Navy’s “ghost fleet.” Two groups are vying to obtain the ship as a museum berthed in California.
- New Jersey, commissioned May 1943. Donated in 2000 to Home Port Alliance of Camden, N.J., for use as a museum.
- Missouri, commissioned June 1944. Opened as a museum in 1999 at the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
- Wisconsin, commissioned April 1944. Moored at the National Maritime Center in downtown Norfolk, Va., and open to the public since 2001.