Battleship IOWA will be closed for a special event Monday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 6. We will resume regular hours Thursday, Oct. 7.
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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
Iowa launch party; L Matron of Honor Mrs. James D LeCron, C Sponsor Mrs. Ilo Wallace, R Maid of Honor Miss Jean Wallace. F1111C165
USS Iowa shipyard workers and guests face the launch stand. Note a Navy band performing in the lower left. F1111C161
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace prepares to christen battleship Iowa. Note Mrs Roosevelt in the lower left, (wearing a hat). F1111C164
Sponsor Mrs. Wallace breaks a bottle of champagne on battleship Iowa's bow, signaling the ship to be launched. F1111C163