I think Loomis should write a long piece on the shipyard labor and the construction of the American battleship fleet. I’ll bet that the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty, which cancelled ten battleships and battlecruisers, was a pretty significant Day in Labor History. I’ll have another piece on unborn battleships up at the National Interest in a couple of days. Until then, some thoughts on USS Missouri:
Why did the Japanese surrender at the end of the Second World War take place on USS Missouri, a battleship that had served for less than a year in the Pacific War?