Battleship IOWA will be closed for a special event Monday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 6. We will resume regular hours Thursday, Oct. 7.
Artifact Gallery Folders
2D USS Iowa BB-61 Commissioning Ceremony - February 22, 1943
IOWA's crew and guests are assembled on her stern for the Commissioning ceremony. February 22, 1943 - 80-G-K-825
Looking aft - IOWA's crew rings the guests seated in the center. Destroyer astern appears to be USS Wainwright DD-419. 80-G-K-823
Aerial view of IOWA's bow. Note the Mk 38 Fire Control's Mk 8 radar antenna array (bottom of photo). - 80-G-K-824
Note IOWA's stack & searchlights, 5 inch guns with barrels at high elevation, quad 40mm & single 20mm gun mounts. 80-G-K-826
View from IOWA's stern facing forward towards the Commissioning speakers aft of Turret 3. Feb 22, 1943 - USN photograph.