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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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2A Iowa Hull Construction photos

USS Iowa postal cover of keel laying - June 27, 1940.
USS Iowa postal cover of keel laying - June 27, 1940.
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USS Iowa looking forward from Frame 106 showing the triple hull bottom under construction - September 30, 1940 - F1111C21
USS Iowa looking forward from Frame 106 showing the triple hull bottom under construction - September 30, 1940 - F1111C21
Photograph
USS Iowa looking aft from Frame 95 showing bulkheads rising from the hull
USS Iowa looking aft from Frame 95 showing bulkheads rising from the hull's triple bottom - December 30, 1940 - F1111C68
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USS Iowa under construction looking aft from Frame 127 showing 6 of 8 boilers and 3 of 4 fire rooms - April 1, 1941 - F1111C73
USS Iowa under construction looking aft from Frame 127 showing 6 of 8 boilers and 3 of 4 fire rooms - April 1, 1941 - F1111C73
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USS Iowa amidship looking forward showing 3rd Deck plating & Turret 1 & 2 foundations - October 3, 1941 - F1111C84
USS Iowa amidship looking forward showing 3rd Deck plating & Turret 1 & 2 foundations - October 3, 1941 - F1111C84
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