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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.

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

Workers on IOWA
Workers on IOWA's bow adjusting lines as she was being towed to a dry dock. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13567
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IOWA leaving New York Navy Yard for dry docking with 4 tugs on her aft starboard hull. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13572
IOWA leaving New York Navy Yard for dry docking with 4 tugs on her aft starboard hull. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13572
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IOWA being towed with tugs forward and on her port hull for dry docking. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13571
IOWA being towed with tugs forward and on her port hull for dry docking. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13571
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IOWA drops anchor to wait for a low tide so she may be towed under the Brooklyn Bridge. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13568
IOWA drops anchor to wait for a low tide so she may be towed under the Brooklyn Bridge. October 20, 1942 - 80-G-13568
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Workers on IOWA
Workers on IOWA's bow man the anchor windless wheels, while others make line adjustments. October 10, 1942 - 80-G-13578
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