USS Iowa (BB-61)

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After launching in August of 1942, the USS Iowa got to work right away. One of the first tasks given to the USS Iowa was transporting Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic for an important meeting of Allied leaders in Tehran. She then proceeded to the Pacific theater where she would take part in the battles for Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and the Marshall Islands. She also served as a flagship in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. The USS Iowa finished the war and continued to also serve in Korea. After serving her country in World War 2, Korea, and throughout the Cold War; the USS Iowa now serves her community. The Iowa has been a museum ship in Los Angeles since ____. Since that time, the Iowa has served as one of the top destinations in the Los Angeles area. Visitors will find the museum is perfect for all ages with both guided and self-guided tours. The museum also offers various other services, be sure to check out their website to learn about hosting an event, field trips, and overnight camping programs.

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