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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 looking forward viewed from amidship at enclosed Turret 1 & 2 foundations and 2nd Deck - December 31, 1941 - F1111C85
USS Iowa looking forward viewed from amidship at enclosed Turret 1 & 2 foundations and 2nd Deck - December 31, 1941 - F1111C85
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USS Iowa amidship looking aft, Turret 2 in foreground with No. 3 aft, Main Deck plating needs completing - March 28, 1942 - F1111C88
USS Iowa amidship looking aft, Turret 2 in foreground with No. 3 aft, Main Deck plating needs completing - March 28, 1942 - F1111C88
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USS Iowa amidship looking forward showing construction of Main Deck and the superstructure
USS Iowa amidship looking forward showing construction of Main Deck and the superstructure's bulkheads - July 3, 1942 - F1111C98
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USS Iowa view of the starboard bow, completed hull, launch arrangements, the day before her launch - August 26, 1942 - FC1111C200
USS Iowa view of the starboard bow, completed hull, launch arrangements, the day before her launch - August 26, 1942 - FC1111C200
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USS Iowa view of starboard fore poppet the day before launch - August 26, 1942 - F1111C201
USS Iowa view of starboard fore poppet the day before launch - August 26, 1942 - F1111C201
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Other photos - US Navy Archives and National Archives

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