April 19th is the 24th Anniversary of the Turret 2 Explosion

The 24th anniversary of the explosion is April 19. Please take a moment to remember our fallen shipmates. View the official 1989 memorial service of the USS Iowa Turret 2 explosion C-Span Video.

Battleship USS Iowa Returns to Southern California

[UPDATE – June 8] Battleship Iowa headed to permanent home on San Pedro waterfront [May 31] The Iowa arrived on Wednesday in SoCal. She is anchored out, getting cleaned. The battleship will be towed on June 9th from the current location of Port of Los Angeles to Berth 87. The Iowa will then host a number of veterans who served on board. The vets will be honored July 2-6. On July 7th, there’s going to be the grand opening celebration for … Continue reading

The Trip of the Battleship down the California Coast is Delayed by Weather Conditions

[UPDATE – May 30] USS Iowa is expected to arrive just off the San Pedro pier Wednesday morning. Shortly after sunrise Wednesday, the USS Iowa should appear on San Pedro’s horizon as it is towed to an anchorage about 3 miles south of the Long Beach breakwater. Spotting it from shore at that distance might be difficult. … The Crowley tug Warrior, which along with three other tugs has towed the ship from San Francisco, will be met by another tug … Continue reading

A Historic Day For USS Iowa as Mast is Raised

April 24, 2012 is a notable date that’s important in the history of the USS Iowa. The crew placed the battleship’s original mast back late Tuesday morning. As seen in Eastern Iowa News Now: “It’s a major milestone on our path,” said Robert Kent, president of the Pacific Battleship Center, the organization working to restore the Iowa. The mast had been removed in 2001 when the Navy moved the Iowa to a reserve fleet in Suisun Bay, Calif. In late 2011 … Continue reading

In memory of the anniversary on April 19, there are new products in our store

View entire Ship’s Store. View and Purchase We Remember Turret Two Shirts (names on back) There is another version with all of the text on the front: We Remember Turret Two Shirts (with all text on front) Many new items have been added to the store. Check out the entire store here.