USS Iowa History - Post Cold War Era
January 4 - Turret Two memorial plaque unveiled.
January 16 - SRA at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
February 20 - Nuclear Weapons closeout Inspection.
April 17 - Return to Naval Base Norfolk.
April 19 - Turret Two Memorial Service. Memorial plaque dedicated.
May - Commanding Officer Captain John P. Moorse, USN
May 25 - Marine Detachment deactivates.
June 22 through July 6 - Midshipmen summer training.
October 26 - USS IOWA decommissioned.
January - Struck from the Naval Register
September 24 - Towed to the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island.
January - Reinstated to the Naval Vessel Register and placed in reserve.
March 8 - Towed from Rhode Island to began her journey through the Panama Canal to California.
April 21 - Arrived in Suisun Bay near San Francisco on 21 April 2001 and joined the reserve fleet there, where she remained in reserve until struck again in 2005.
March - Federal Register places IOWA for donation.
March - Vallejo submits final application and is the only group remaining after Stockton and San Francisco groups withdraw. Navy issues letter to Vallejo group they need to show firm financing and has addressed EPA and dredging concerns.
May 24 - Federal Register readvertises for donation applications citing Vallejo’s lack of progress. The Pacific Battleship Center in Los Angeles is the only group to submit a letter of intent however, Vallejo remains in the competition.
November 18 - Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commisioners unanimous vote for Berth 87 as IOWA’s new permanent home.
November 21 - The Pacific Battleship Center submits initial application by the Novemebr 24th deadline.
May 31 - Pacific Battleship Center submits the Final Application for the IOWA.
September 6 - USS IOWA awarded to the Pacific Battleship Center by the Secretary of the Navy.
October 27 - USS IOWA begins its tow to Richmond, CA for exterior refurbishment.
December 7 - USS IOWA hosts the National Park Service for Pearl Harbor remembrance.
December 10 - USS IOWA is open to the public for the first time in many years.
Spring - Expected to be depart for Los Angeles.
July 4 - Expected Grand Opening at Port of Los Angeles, Berth 87.