Battleship Veterans

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The USS IOWA was the lead class of the largest, fastest, and most powerful Battleship built by the United States of America. She propelled herself through the water at 33+ knots and fired high explosives that weighed as much as a Volkswagen up to 28 miles with pinpoint accuracy.


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Commissioned: 23 February, 1943 Brooklyn New York
Recommissioned: 25 August, 1951 San Francisco, California
Recommissioned: 28 April, 1984, Pascagoula, Mississippi

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At Anchor In all her glory during the 1980's

McKiddy & Disssette
In red T-Shirt: OS1 Frank McKiddy
Relaxing in chair: Ensign Dissette
MM3 Buynie
MM3 Kevin W. Buynie

Dale Clark
Dale Clark

As she sits now in the Philadelphia Naval Reserve Fleet.
(waiting for a buyer)
At Rest


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USS IOWA (BB-61) Links:

The Veteran's Association of the USS IOWA(BB-61)


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Flag      1918 VETERANS DAY 1998
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