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Battleship USS Iowa Museum
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January 18th, 1879 - USS Constitution, while sailing back to the U.S. from France, ran aground off Bollard Head on the south coast of England. She was towed to the Portsmouth Navy Yard and placed in Dry Dock 11 for inspection. The 82-year-old frigate survived the grounding and only needed to have 85 feet of her false keel replaced and several sheets of underwater copper. She resumed her voyage home on January 24th.
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USS Iowa 1952 to 1953
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January 16th, 2010 - Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is commissioned.
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I bet their service life won't be more than 15 yrs.
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January 15th, 1942 - Bad weather off Iceland causes destroyer Mayo (DD 422) and British trawler HMS Douglas to collide, and damages destroyer Simpson (DD 221).
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January 14th, 1911 - Battleship Arkansas (BB 33) is launched. After service in two world wars, she is target ship for Bikini Atoll Atomic bomb tests.
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January 13th, 1945 - Destroyer escort Fleming (DE 32) sinks a Japanese submarine 320 miles north-northeast of Truk.
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Just another fine navy day! #USSIowa
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Start your week motivated! "An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day" - Henry DavidThoreau
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January 17th, 1943 - Light aircraft carrier USS Cowpens (CV-25) is launched. Redesignated CVL 25 six months later, she serves in the Pacific during World War II.
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And.... we're back #MassiveFleetMondays
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Caption this! #USSIowa
Credits: Bob White
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Field trip anyone? #USSIowa
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250 S Harbor Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90731
250 South Harbor BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90731
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Storied Navy warship offering kid-friendly tours (from the decks to the Captain’s Cabin) & exhibits.- Google
"Shop around for deals and try to find safe street parking"
"Staff was more than happy to answer questions."
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Daichi Tong
a week ago
This was a unique opportunity to stand on the deck of a historically rich ship. The whole experience took roughly 3 hours to complete, without using the suggested app, and just taking photos and reading the info signs. It was enormous! It's a shame the lower decks/engine room and extremities (bow, stern, and top decks of the mainmast) are off limits to regular visitors. Crew was friendly and very informative (and funny!). Just as an FYI to visitors, this is not a museum for those with walking difficulties. There are narrow doors and steep stairs. Although I suppose you could stay on the main deck the whole time.
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Tim Bryant
in the last week
pretty cool to tour a battleship. the volunteers do a great job of maintaining it. the condition of the deck is a little sad, but everything else is very nice.
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Ted Deppner
in the last week
History, writ large. Well presented exhibits on an interesting and significant naval vessel. Age appropriate for everyone, big guns, mascot spotting along the tour route, with personal stories of the crew and life aboard.
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Mark Upshaw
in the last week
Great tour experience. Staff is helpful and friendly. Lots of narrow stairs for my friends with knee problems. And lots of ducking for everyone over 6 ft.
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Ruby Sandra
2 weeks ago
Outside of the Battleship USS Iowa Museum museum this is the best museum. Walking up to the building you would think that an hour would be sufficient but we spent 4 hours and still didn't finish all the exhibits. I recommend it for kids who love animals and dinosaurs.
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Megann Hawley
a month ago
We had the best time touring the Iowa yesterday. Thank you Dave Blake for showing us around and explaining everything to us. You really made it a wonderful experience for us. It was really fascinating when you shared your stories about your time aboard.
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Glaze Verx
5 months ago
To be honest, I love this ship. My grandpa did the wiring on the USS Iowa. I never met my grandpas/grandmas. To see what he worked and walked on, felt amazing. To walk on the same ship he did, made me feel as if I knew him. So that's one of the reasons why I love this 45,000 ton warship. Not only that, but it's interesting. As we all know, this ship is ancient. So there's not much to show. When I saw the missing set of cannons in the back, I knew exactly why. It hurt, honestly. April 19, 1989. But overall, I enjoyed the self-tour. Thank you.
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Courtney Cole
a week ago
This Battleship was Amazing! The restoration is top notch. I encourage everyone to go see this!