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Feb 11, 2012 23:57 |  #1

The USS Iowa is currently in Richmond (CA) Harbor for restoration work, prior to a permanent move to San Pedro for exhibition. It's open weekends for visitors. Right now one can walk on the foredeck. Soon, I'm told, the bridge will be open for visitors. Latest word is that it will remain in Richmond until "April or May".

One of the best parts of visiting this battleship is the opportunity to talk to veterans who served on this ship, or similar. Range of largest guns = 24+ miles. 3,000 men served at a time, from World War II up until the Gulf War.

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Feb 12, 2012 00:21 |  #2

this is the time to get thousands of pre restored photos!


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Feb 12, 2012 00:40 |  #3

Nice shots. Did you have a friend that works on the ship to let you on board. I've been wanting to take more shots of the U.S.S Hornet in Alameda, CA but didn't have a chance yet.


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Feb 12, 2012 00:46 |  #4

The Iowa is open to the public on weekends while it is in Richmond. I watched them tow it in a few months ago. It's really a neat thing to see in person.


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Feb 12, 2012 01:57 |  #5

nice shots, please get lots more




  
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Feb 12, 2012 02:53 |  #6

Grand old girl
Damn those cruise missiles that put her out of commission.


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Feb 12, 2012 09:31 |  #7

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Feb 12, 2012 11:39 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #8

Here are a few more from yesterday and one from a couple of weeks ago. Yes, it is open to the public on weekends. They ask for a donation of $10 per adult and $5 for kids. In addition to the ship, there is a small exhibit area. The movie showing the history of the Iowa is worth watching while you're there.

More info on the Iowa restoration project can be seen at this link (external link).

I'm looking forward to the day when it sails out of the SF Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge. I'll definitely try to be there with my camera for that.

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Feb 12, 2012 11:40 |  #9

Thank you very much! Glad to be a part of it.

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Feb 12, 2012 12:03 |  #10

Wow,she looks like she's in pretty rough shape.Isn't that the battleship that the turret blew up in the 1980's.


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Feb 12, 2012 12:57 |  #11

canon rookie wrote in post #13873654 (external link)
Wow,she looks like she's in pretty rough shape.Isn't that the battleship that the turret blew up in the 1980's.

She is...

http://en.wikipedia.or​g …61)#1989_turret​_explosion (external link)

Some nice images in here. She's particularly impressive firing a full broadside (check out the first image in the Wiki article!).




  
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Feb 12, 2012 20:39 |  #12

Joris wrote in post #13873860 (external link)
She is...

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/USS_Iowa_(BB-61)#1989_turret_explos​ion (external link)

Some nice images in here. She's particularly impressive firing a full broadside (check out the first image in the Wiki article!).

In the first image, notice in the water how the whole ship is sliding to our right from the recoil.


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Feb 12, 2012 21:21 |  #13

My Dad was on the Iowa during the korean war


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Feb 16, 2012 20:30 as a reply to  @ post 13896065 |  #14

Great pics, one of my favorite ships of all time. Thanks for the info as well.


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