The USS Missouri (BB-63) is an Iowa-class battleship constructed in the Brooklyn New York Navy Yard in the midst of World War II, and was commissioned June 11, 1944. This battleship was the third U.S. Navy Ship to bear the Missouri name. The design characteristics as-built include: displacement 45,000; length 887’3”; beam 108’2”; draft 28’11”; speed 33 knots; complement 1,921; armament nine 16inch, twenty 5-inch, eighty 40 millimeter, forty-nine 20 millimeter; class Iowa. The USS Missouri played an important role in World War II when on September 2, 1945, representatives of the Allied and Axis powers met in Tokyo Bay to end the Second World War. After the signing of the peace treaty, the battleship was in service through the Korean War as well as Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf. Her last mission was on December 7, 1991, returning to the historic waters of Pearl Harbor for a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the World War II attack on the Hawaiian Islands. She was decommissioned for the final time on March 31, 1992, the last active battleship in the world. Though the Missouri’s active naval service is complete, her legacy lives on. After years of dedicated effort, she returned to service as a floating museum; the centerpiece of the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor which opened on January 29, 1999. Between use in naval service and tours aboard the floating memorial, some of the ships ladders along tour routes were beginning to suffer from deterioration, making some walking areas unsafe for pedestrians. To improve safety in these areas, SlipNOT® stair tread coverings were donated to restore the existing ships ladders, which provided a permanent slip resistant surface for maximum safety.