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Artifact Gallery:

Battleship USS Iowa Museum Los Angeles collects relevant artifacts to help tell the story of the ship and the Surface Navy to a broad audience.  Below you will find some of our accessioned artifacts in our collection.  Not all items are on display and are monitored according to our collections management policy.

We accept new items in the collection on a case-by-case basis.  Click here for more information.

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2C Iowa fitting out - Brooklyn Navy Yard - August 1942 through January 1943

IOWA
IOWA's Turret 2's side armor "skeleton" & guns being installed - note the superstructure in the background. Fall 1942 - 80-G-K-515
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Shipyard workers departing IOWA from the forward gangway. Turrets 1 & 2
Shipyard workers departing IOWA from the forward gangway. Turrets 1 & 2's guns have been installed. Oct 1942 - 80-G-K-517
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Construction Engineer CDMR Noble W. Abrahams, IOWA
Construction Engineer CDMR Noble W. Abrahams, IOWA's future and first Chief Engineer. Fall 1942 - 80-G-13592
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Iowa Construction Engineer LCDM George J Blessing reviewing IOWA
Iowa Construction Engineer LCDM George J Blessing reviewing IOWA's construction plans. Fall 1942 - 80-G-13587
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IOWA being tugged to New York Navy Yard Annex dry dock at Bayonne, New Jersey. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13566
IOWA being tugged to New York Navy Yard Annex dry dock at Bayonne, New Jersey. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13566
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Other photos - US Navy Archives and National Archives

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