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Historic battleship makes last, brief voyage

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Source: Reuters


June 09, 2012


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    rhood

    almost 2 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Glad that she is preserved and will be a history lesson for all who visit.

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    Robocop33

    almost 2 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Our old Battleships are really amazing and everyone should have the chance to visit one of them and see how they operate and how the crew lives and works onboard one. Same for our carriers and even our smaller ships. It would really amaze people who have never served in the US Navy.
    Jim
    CTO2 USN 1968-1975

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    copper380

    almost 2 years ago

    2026 Comments

    From tears, to wispers of fear, to prayers of uncertainty, to cheers of VICTORY....it is all contained in the hull of this great historic ship. Welcome home to stay, you have served your country well and kept Freedom Alive! Thank you to the many crews that kept her in service and and made her memories possible.........God Bless the U.S.A.!!!!

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    headbrer

    almost 2 years ago

    5490 Comments

    Great history that attaches to this ship. Thank goodness it will be a museum and not put in "mothballs"

    Doc

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    mz66

    almost 2 years ago

    3718 Comments

    Tim Reoch plays the bagpipes as the USS Iowa is moved, with great fanfare, into its permanent home at Berth 87 in the Los Angeles Harbor in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The WWII-era battleship will open as an interactive museum. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

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    36TR

    almost 2 years ago

    7552 Comments

    Definatley a piece of History!!!!!

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    SkoolCop

    almost 2 years ago

    4534 Comments

    I can not think of a better place than the Port of Los Angeles Harbor for the Iowa to call home. I can not wait until it is opened as a museum. I will definitely take the tour.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 2 years ago

    10910 Comments

    Nice story.

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    mz66

    almost 2 years ago

    3718 Comments

    Excerpt:

    The USS Iowa was commissioned in 1943. It carried President Franklin Roosevelt across the Atlantic to a meeting with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin during World War Two.

    Later in the war, the Iowa pounded beachheads in the Pacific with its 16-inch guns ahead of Allied landings and took part in the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in 1945. During the Korean War in the 1950s, it conducted gun strikes and bombardments.

    After being decommissioned in 1958, it returned to service in 1984 during the latter years of the Cold War.

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