PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The battleship where officials from Japan and the Allied forces signed surrender documents ending World War II has reopened after three months of maintenance and repairs.

The former USS Missouri, now called the Battleship Missouri Memorial, came out of dry dock Jan. 7 and started welcoming visitors again on Jan. 15.

The ship is moored in Pearl Harbor, a few hundred yards from the USS Arizona, a battleship that was sunk in the Japanese attack Dec. 7, 1941, that brought the United States into World War II.

The surrender documents were signed on the Missouri's deck on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

The Missouri also served in the Korean and Persian Gulf wars before being decommissioned in 1992. The memorial opened in January 1999.

For details on planning a visit, go to or call 1-877-644-4896.