Los Angeles is a city rich in culture and history. From early settlements to architecture and the birth of Hollywood and the film industry, L.A. is home to some of the country’s most amazing historic sites. We have world-class museums and art collections right at our fingertips, but sometimes to really learn about this wonderful city we call home, we have to venture out and immerse ourselves in its storied past.read more
Global engineering group Cavotec, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the historic Battleship Iowa museum unveiled a public Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) educational exhibit during a January 23 reception commemorating Battleship USS IOWA’s new shore-side power connection, just south of the Port of Los Angeles’ World Cruise Center.read more
Teams of Two or Four To Compete in Fitness Competition onboard Battleship IOWA L.A. WATERFRONT, CA (February 10, 2017) – The Battleship IOWA Museum will be the site of Kettlebells and Alarmbells 911 Throwdown, a fitness competition to celebrate and commemorate the...read more
L.A. WATERFRONT, CA (November 8, 2016) – Pacific Battleship Center (PBC) has received a generous grant of $450K from Tesoro Corporation in support of its Day of Discovery Program aboard Battleship IOWA. “We are grateful for Tesoro’s generosity. It affords us the...read more
Southwestern Academy Summer School students learned so much World War II history through touring the Pacific Battleship Center – Battleship USS Iowa. The students really enjoyed themselves and time went by quickly! Click here to see photos of this field trip.read more
Once a month, the 82-year-old Moss drives 60 miles from his home in Valencia to visit the USS Iowa, which he served on at age 18 during the Korean War. Six decades after the war, he helped bring the 45,000-ton ship to Los Angeles.
“They treat me like a king around here,” he says.read more
Battleships, once thought to be the ultimate weapon, are now a relic of the past. For a chance to visit this past – and enjoy 360-degree breeze-swept views of Los Angeles Harbor, the USS Iowa at Berth 87, is a great place to go.read more
L.A. WATERFRONT, CA (February 11, 2016) – Pacific Battleship Center (PBC) has selected Noel Massieto be this year’s recipient of the Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Leadership & Service Award. The award celebration will take place on board Battleship IOWA during a...read more
Seventy-four years ago, Howard Bender, 93, was aboard the USS Maryland in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the sounds of war.
“I remember it all,” the Laguna Woods resident said. “I was in my office getting ready to do all my reports when I heard something go off.”
Bender went to the porthole window of his office and saw chaos outside.read more