The USS Iowa (BB-61)'s new home is San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA

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The USS Iowa (BB-61)’s new home is San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA

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I would like to give you a little History of the USS Iowa in case you are not familiar with this famous battleship.

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The USS Iowa was the lead ship of her class of Battleships. She was built in 1940 and was nicknamed “the Battleship of Presidents” She carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a famous meeting with Prime Minister Winston Churchill of England and Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union. This meeting was held in 1943 in Casablanca. The ship was modified for President Roosevelt, what we would call today as Handicapped Accessible an elevator between to get him from one deck to another. One if the biggest attraction on the ship for the visitors is Roosevelt’s Bathroom since they installed a bathtub for him because showers were not an option for him.

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Sadly in spite of her famous history and her numerous participation in memorable events, most people will remember the tragic explosion of Gun #2 in 1989 which caused the death of 47 soldiers. Sadly this was the biggest peace time death count in the US Navy’s history.

In 2011, the USS Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles-based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to the Port of Los Angeles at Berth 87 and was opened to the public on 7 July 2012 to serve as a museum and memorial to battleships.

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So we decided to check it out after about two plus weeks, we figured, the big rush would ebb, since the Olympics were going on there would be  fewer visitors and more enjoyable for us.

 

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I have always been interested and intrigued by navy ships.  Thanks for the article, awesome pictures and great read, I googled USS IOWA and read some more facts about it as well. 

Aug 01, 2012 06:51 PM #1
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Endre - My sister and brother-in-law were in southern California last month on a RV vacation and stopped by the Midway ... leaving 6 hours later.  They are planning another trip for later in the summer ... especially to see the Iowa!

Aug 01, 2012 06:56 PM #2
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That's pretty cool stuff.  We got the Enterprise shuttle in South St Seaport for her new home. They are pretty luck with their rent free homes!  LOL!

Aug 01, 2012 06:57 PM #3
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I'm gonna have to look up her history now Endre and I'll want to see her next trip to the west coast.  As the daughter of a sailor I have a special place in my heart for ships.

Aug 01, 2012 07:13 PM #4
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Good Evening Endre

Thanks for the post and information on the USS Iowa. Have a great day.

Aug 01, 2012 07:20 PM #5
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Gorgeous! 

While the history has in it the good and the not so good, it is still a reminder of just that... our history.  And that includes beauty and not so beautiful.  But I do love those ships ...

Aug 01, 2012 08:20 PM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Nakia, glad I inspired you to further research:)

Jack, the Iowa only has maybe 15% for people to see:)) so it will not take 6 hours!

 

Aug 01, 2012 11:22 PM #7
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Jennifer I have been on the USS Enterprise many years ago I agree it is  a some prime real estate:))

Aug 01, 2012 11:25 PM #8
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Tammy as you might know I am an Army Man, but have high respect for my fellow brothers in the other services:)

Patrick thank you for stopping in, put this on your Bucket List:))

Jason yes the good with the bad!

Aug 01, 2012 11:29 PM #9
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Hi Endre -- great photos --- visitng the USS Iowa is definitely on my list of things to do.

Aug 02, 2012 04:29 AM #10
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Endre is the Realtor to see in Southern CA

Aug 02, 2012 12:25 PM #11
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Endre - What a great piece of history to share on the USS Iowa with everyone.  Loved all of the photos!

Aug 02, 2012 03:22 PM #12
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Michael, glad I was able to give you one more place to go on the list of places to visit:)

Will thank you for stopping in

Laura she has a long and colorful history:)

Aug 02, 2012 04:11 PM #13
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I will have to pick my husband's brain about this as he served in the Navy for 4 years and was on the George Washington. Sadly, I never hear stories or history like this!

Aug 02, 2012 04:57 PM #14
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Shannon could be that when he was in the Navy the USS Iowa was already retired!

Aug 02, 2012 05:05 PM #15
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Endre, that was interesting. Ships are a bit like old houses in that they could tell us a lot about history if we just looked and listened.
Aug 02, 2012 07:02 PM #16
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Silvia great analogy, I go into homes that were owned by Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe...and I wish the walls could talk:))

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