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Photo Gallery: USS Iowa arrives in the Southland

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Photo:Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance Photog -- Spectators and media turned out to see the retired battleship USS Iowa towed into Los Angeles Harbor June 2, 2012

Photo:Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance Photog -- Spectators and the media turned out to see the retired battleship USS Iowa towed into Los Angeles Harbor June 2, 2012

The USS Iowa, a grand old battleship which served our country for more than 50 years, is on the final leg of a journey to its retirement location. The Navy decommissioned the battleship for the last time in October of 1990. The battlewagon was called into action a number of times, including World War II and the Korean War. The USS Iowa is being transformed into an interactive floating museum.

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro --- Spectators watched the USS Iowa being towed ito Los Angeles Harbor June 2, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro --- Spectators watched the USS Iowa being towed ito Los Angeles Harbor June 2, 2012

Today, the battleship was towed into Los Angeles Harbor to its temporary stay at Berth 51. Next month, the USS Iowa will be moved to its permanent home at  Berth 87. A grand opening is being planned for July, 7, 2012.

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance Photog -- The battleship  USS Iowa is towed into Los Angeles Harbor to its temporary location at Berth 51 June 2, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance Photog -- The battleship USS Iowa is towed into Los Angeles Harbor to its temporary location at Berth 51 June 2, 2012

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One Response to Photo Gallery: USS Iowa arrives in the Southland

  1. Emilio Monday, June 11, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    I can’t wait to go see that! I’ll be going with some of my navy uncles and cousins. I’m glad they docked her here in So. Cal.

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