Wednesday, May 16, 2012

USS Iowa's Last Voyage

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The battleship, USS Iowa, featured in the latest banner above, will be embarking in four days to become a floating museum.
(T)he 58,000-ton battlewagon is undergoing restoration for towing May 20 through the Golden Gate, then several hundred miles south to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. There it is to be transformed into an interactive naval museum. On May 1, ownership of the Iowa was officially transferred from the U.S. Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center, the nonprofit group that has been restoring the boat for its new mission.
Fair winds and following seas, old girl!

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    1. Aye, she is. At least they got her out of the "mothball fleet" to someplace where people can still admire the old girl!

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  2. UPDATE: USS Iowa Will Depart Saturday During Golden Gate Bridge Festivities

    Historic WWII battleship will pass under the Golden Gate Bridge between 2 and 3 p.m., after a week-long delay by weather from its departure

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