Those Who Served
The USS IOWA "Those Who Served" collection provides snapshots and stories from USS IOWA veterans who proudly served throughout its storied service history. This will be a continuously growing Registry of USS IOWA Service where you can search for shipmates or enter information about your own service or that of a loved one. If you would like to share your experiences from your service on USS IOWA, we would appreciate the opportunity to share your story.
I came aboard Iowa after two years of EE at University of Arizona as an EFSN in the Reserves. Served 1955-1957 in ET Division, left Iowa as ET5 to fin...
Reported to Pre-Comm Iowa in Norfolk as a ICFA, September 1983, moved down to Pascagoula for the outfitting and commisioning. I must say 2nd most im...
Division: R div.
The Iowa was my first duty station after boot camp and what a grand lady she was setting there in dry dock at Hunter Point in June of 51. I was in th...
I was Turret 2 Officer for the Commissioning in 1984. Served with the PreCommissioning Team in Norfolk from August 1983, and left the ship in Panama i...
Division: M Div
Rate/Rank: MM2nd Class
Duty station # one engine room.I have some neat video's on duty in north Korea ! Shelling with mighty 16 " main battery ! ETC.
USS Iowa was my first duty station after graduating FT "A" school. I was an FTSN with FM division on the commissioning crew in 1983-1984. I flew out o...
MERRITT STEVENS DECKER JR.
Rate/Rank: MACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASS
My Father served on the USS Iowa from December 11th 1943 to December 30th 1945. He crossed the Equator on Dec. 25th 1944 in route to a secret destina...
Division: 3rd Div
I always look back to my days onboard my first duty station. No doubt the best and most rewarding time in the Navy. As part of Pre-Com crew, bring her...
My dad served on the USS Iowa from 2/86 to his retirement in 8/87. Growing up all I ever knew was that my daddy was a weatherman, though I'm sure ther...
Served on Battleship Iowa from 1986-1991. Served as operations specialist and Tomahawk Cruise Missile DBMS. Also worked on Naval Gunfire Support Team ...
served in the persain gulf,was PO in charge of duty section 6 also in charge of chemical warfare lockers
In July of 1986, the Iowa participated in Liberty Weekend in NY to rededicate the Statue of Liberty. I was a musician in the US Marine Band which pla...
Division: Communication Div
I was proud to serve on the USS IOWA in 1952-1956. My rank and job was as a Radioman sending and receiving morse code. We went around the world three ...
as a ftg on this ship it was awsome i was one of the orig 14 in the yard in miss and we had to learn the system and write the pms for it thank god fo...
Served February 1989 - July 1990 as RMCS(SW) OC Division LCPO. I was aboard that fateful day, April 19th 1989. Retired from the USN as ITCM(SW) form...
served in the Shaft Alleys (EMO5) as one of the shaft alley rats
Division: 1st & 2nd
Served onboard Iowa from 85-89. I am proud to say that I served onboard the greatest ship ever made along with the greatest Shipmates. My memories of ...
Miller Dean Hayden
My dad was a "plankholder" on the Iowa. He served from its commission through the end of the war. He was a gunner's mate. His job was to shoot down ka...