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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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2G IOWA's Vought OS2U Kingfisher float planes

A Kingfisher float plane is airborne after being launched off one of IOWA
A Kingfisher float plane is airborne after being launched off one of IOWA's catapults. US Navy photograph.
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Three Kingfishers are flying in formation aft of IOWA. Note the large searchlights on the aft stack. BuAer 238830.
Three Kingfishers are flying in formation aft of IOWA. Note the large searchlights on the aft stack. BuAer 238830.
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This Kingfisher will be craned back on board after hooking a trailing sled in the ship
This Kingfisher will be craned back on board after hooking a trailing sled in the ship's wake. USN photograph.
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A Kingfisher float plane is being guided back onto its catapult after being craned on board. US Navy photograph.
A Kingfisher float plane is being guided back onto its catapult after being craned on board. US Navy photograph.
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IOWA
IOWA's crew assembled on the stern under Turret 3 with 3 Kingfisher float planes further aft. c1943-44 - US Navy photograph.
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