So my roommate and I were watching “Under Siege” last night in which Tommy Lee Jones hijacks the USS Missouri and is thwarted by Steven Segal. Anyway, a discussion erupted about the sturdiness of the USS Missouri. My roomate’s view is that a modern cruise missile could easily sink the Missouri. My view is that the Missouri, just like many of the late WWII battleships were so heavily armored that they are virtually impervious to conventional weapons. I think that it would take a fairly large number of conventional cruise missiles to sink the Missouri. And I’m not talking about a lucky hit where a cruise missile flies down the smokestack and blows up the boiler. I’m talking just regular hits against the outer armor of the ship.