Filming on Battleship Iowa Museum 


USS IOWA - the West Coast’s only Battleship available for filming. Film on the lead ship of the last class of Battleships that includes the USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri, and USS Wisconsin. IOWA served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War and earned 11 battle stars and numerous awards. Numerous compartments represent from 1940’s to modern day configuration, which allows the ship to play numerous roles including destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers. IOWA features wood decks, large 16" guns, 5" guns, missile decks & systems, bridge, mess & sleeping areas, hospital, engine & fire rooms, laundry, brig, combat engagement center, operating machinery, galleys, and the world famous Captain’s Cabin - with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for a President. Known as “The Battleship of Presidents”, IOWA has hosted three Presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush - and numerous dignitaries during almost 70 years of service. Battleship IOWA is located at the L.A. Waterfront & Port of Los Angeles, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet prior to World War II and an area rich in maritime history.

Battleships & Hollywood

The allure of battleships is of such significance that they have been featured in numerous TV shows, documentaries, and movies from Battleship to NCIS- LA. Due to their projection of power and dominance in naval sea power, battleships hold the top spot as the world's most powerful warships. Battleship IOWA is no exception and is now located less than 30 miles from Hollywood, being called upon for roles requiring warships.

Productions featuring battleships and/or USS Iowa:

-Top 10 Fighting Ships
American Warships (2012)
-Age of Ice (2014)
-American Ninja Warrior (2015)
-Battleship (2012)
-Glimpse of Hell (2001)
-NCIS: Los Angeles "Free Ride", Season 4, Episode 10 "Fish Out of Water", Season 5, Episode 16
-Ironside (2013)
-The Last Ship (2014)
-Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
-USAA Commercial
-World of Warships Game 
-Battlefield 4 Video Game 
-Cher, "If I Could Turn Back Time"
-Under Siege (1992)

Click here if you are interested in filming on Battleship USS Iowa.


For more information and rates, contact:   

Mike Getscher at 877-446-9261 xt. 712 or

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Pacific Battleship Center
250 S. Harbor Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90731