USS Iowa
BB-61
A Military Ship
As A Form Of Water Transport

USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named after the state of Iowa. Owing to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. [from wikipedia]
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Floating Museum
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(Photo taken 17:33:30 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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The great ship at dock now functioned as a floating museum.


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Rear Facing Guns
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(Photo taken 17:32:01 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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The rear facing guns of the ship (actually cannons) were elevated as if ready to fire. Forward at midship, missile tubes and an anti-aircraft gun were exhibited at the ready.


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Naval Helicopter
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(Photo taken 17:32:10 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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A naval helicopter was parked midship. Two men stood and admired it.


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Tourists
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As A Form Of Water Transport
Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:32:14 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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Tourists on the deck. One man photographed the ship. A woman was busy with her phone. And a family seemed more interested in waving to the people on the cruise ship going past.


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Middle Of The Ship
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As A Form Of Water Transport
Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:32:17 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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The middle of the ship, at dock, with San Pedro spread out behind it.


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Radar
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As A Form Of Water Transport
Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:32:25 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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The ship's radar and other electronics rose high above the deck.


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Symbols And Letters
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Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:32:48 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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Symbols and letters painted on the ship, indicated the ships history and the battles in which it fought.


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The Forward Guns
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Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:32:57 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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Two sets of forward guns, the barrels of which had been welded closed.


Anonymous Feb 24, 2018 10:34:22
Barrels are not welded closed.


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The Stern
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(Photo taken 17:31:42 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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The Stern of the ship, with a landing place for helicopters. The ship was permanently at dock and set up as a military museum and exhibit.


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Overview Of The Ship
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Docked at San Pedro external link Los Angeles external link California external link
(Photo taken 17:33:42 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Photo posted Sunday 4 February 2018)
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An overall shot of the ship, showing its entire length.


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