Artifact Gallery Folders

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.

Your visit and/or donation supports education, veterans, and community programs at Battleship IOWA Museum – a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Go back

2B launch day - Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York - August 27, 1942

USS Iowa on the slipway ready to be launched. Note drag chains hanging from the bow. Rare color photo 80-G-K-13507
USS Iowa on the slipway ready to be launched. Note drag chains hanging from the bow. Rare color photo 80-G-K-13507
Photograph
Iowa launch party; L Matron of Honor Mrs. James D LeCron, C Sponsor Mrs. Ilo Wallace, R Maid of Honor Miss Jean Wallace. F1111C165
Iowa launch party; L Matron of Honor Mrs. James D LeCron, C Sponsor Mrs. Ilo Wallace, R Maid of Honor Miss Jean Wallace. F1111C165
Photograph
USS Iowa shipyard workers and guests face the launch stand. Note a Navy band performing in the lower left. F1111C161
USS Iowa shipyard workers and guests face the launch stand. Note a Navy band performing in the lower left. F1111C161
Photograph
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace prepares to christen battleship Iowa. Note Mrs Roosevelt in the lower left, (wearing a hat). F1111C164
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace prepares to christen battleship Iowa. Note Mrs Roosevelt in the lower left, (wearing a hat). F1111C164
Photograph
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace breaks a bottle of champagne on battleship Iowa
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace breaks a bottle of champagne on battleship Iowa's bow, signaling the ship to be launched. F1111C163
Photograph
Site developed by Wicked Code, Inc. and funded by The Edward E. & Marie L. Matthews Foundation •  Photos by Rick Stipa Photography
Other photos - US Navy Archives and National Archives

Board & Crew Portal