Los Angeles wants to give USS Iowa a new home as floating museum

shamrock
25th September 2010, 20:55
More details here....

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16165935

kewl dude
25th September 2010, 22:05
I can see why:

http://www.lanevictory.org/movies.php

It is the rare La/Hollywood produced theater and television movies that need a ship that do not use the Lane Victory. NCIS especially, but most ships in USA movies perhaps the past ten years have been Lane Victory. Regardless of what color that ship was painted or its name. The ship has had portions repainted and she has been temporarily renamed many many times by studios.

I just swiped the attached picture from the above URL. It shows loading a "Video Village" onto Lane Victory

So this will just offer another ships movie option.

Greg Hayden

NickNZ
25th September 2010, 22:59
As long as it is treated with dignity, and generates enough funds from the movie industry to help maintain preserved warships, it is reasonable. Provided it, and the crews who served are remembered in the way they deserve.

Abbeywood.
26th September 2010, 11:55
With the news that another 'battle-wagon' is up for preservation, it left me wondering just how many there are that, having seen service during World War 2, Korea, and even Vietnam, are currently in preservation.
I know that the 'Missouri' is part of the 'Arizona Memorial Park' at Pearl Harbor.
The dreadnought 'Texas' remains at San Jacinto, near Houston.
USS 'Alabama' is at Mobile, Ala.
I believe the last to be active, (I think), USS 'New Jersey', is in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The whereabouts of the 'Wisconsin' is unknown to me. as are any others that may have avoided the ship-breakers torch to date, and remain beyond my recall. However, I'm sure my ignorance will be overcome by the informed posters of this thread.
My regards to you all,
Abbeywood

Klaatu83
26th September 2010, 13:22
[QUOTE=Abbeywood.;457834]With the news that another 'battle-wagon' is up for preservation, it left me wondering just how many there are that, having seen service during World War 2, Korea, and even Vietnam, are currently in preservation.
I know that the 'Missouri' is part of the 'Arizona Memorial Park' at Pearl Harbor.
The dreadnought 'Texas' remains at San Jacinto, near Houston.
USS 'Alabama' is at Mobile, Ala.
I believe the last to be active, (I think), USS 'New Jersey', is in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The whereabouts of the 'Wisconsin' is unknown to me. as are any others that may have avoided the ship-breakers torch to date, and remain beyond my recall. However, I'm sure my ignorance will be overcome by the informed posters of this thread.

The USS Massachusetts is in Boston, the USS North Carolina is in Wilmington, N.C., and the USS Wisconsin is in Norfolk, Va.

Abbeywood.
27th September 2010, 05:15
Many thanks, Klaatu83, for filling in the holes in my knowledge of US Battleships in preservation. Most appreciated, and I'm sure you will be rewarded in heaven.
I note that the 'Wisconsin' is in Norfolk, Va. Would that be in a 'lay-up' condition, or has she been fully prepared for preservation.
I am fairly familiar with the lay-out of the Norfolk Navy Base piers, etc, (running in to the Container Terminal, 1975-80), but perhaps the ship lies at the Naval Dockyard. which I believe lays opposite the Naval Base.
Again, many thanks for the current info', and my regards to you.
Abbeywood.

surfaceblow
27th September 2010, 06:10
Many thanks, Klaatu83, for filling in the holes in my knowledge of US Battleships in preservation. Most appreciated, and I'm sure you will be rewarded in heaven.
I note that the 'Wisconsin' is in Norfolk, Va. Would that be in a 'lay-up' condition, or has she been fully prepared for preservation.
I am fairly familiar with the lay-out of the Norfolk Navy Base piers, etc, (running in to the Container Terminal, 1975-80), but perhaps the ship lies at the Naval Dockyard. which I believe lays opposite the Naval Base.
Again, many thanks for the current info', and my regards to you.
Abbeywood.

The Wisconsin is docked next to the Nauticus Museum in down town Norfolk VA. The Museum is operating the ship has part of its exhibits. The last time I was onboard the battleship was in 2007.

http://www.nauticus.org/exhibits/battleship-wisconsin

Joe

Abbeywood.
27th September 2010, 11:31
The Wisconsin is docked next to the Nauticus Museum in down town Norfolk VA. The Museum is operating the ship has part of its exhibits. The last time I was onboard the battleship was in 2007.

http://www.nauticus.org/exhibits/battleship-wisconsin

Joe

Thanks, surfaceblow, now I'm fully in the picture, - re: USS Wisconsin.
I remember when in my pre-teens, visiting the 'Missouri', with my father. The ship was on a courtesy call at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard, UK, and she
was berthed alongside the South Railway Jetty.
The date; well I would suggest 1950-ish.
I still have a copper chain bracelet with five US 'pennies' attached, which was given to me by one of her crew members.
Again, thanks for the info', and my regards to you.
Abbeywood.

Jeff Taylor
27th September 2010, 15:18
New Jersey is in Camden, NJ, and from what I've heard having financial issues.

Davesdream
24th October 2010, 21:24
Most of the Iowa Class is still on the US National Defense Reserve listings as a possible reactivation in time of National Crisis.

Regards
Dave

James_C
24th October 2010, 21:55
Wasn't one of the primary factors in their withdrawal (aside from that of cost) the issue that there are no more 'fresh' 16 inch gun barrels available?

Davesdream
27th October 2010, 03:13
Jim,

The main reason for there withdrawl was besides the cost, Crew size, was not because of the 16"50cal Barrel issue. it was felt at the time of decommissioning the ships were or would of little to no value to the surface fleet. The 16' gun barrels was not an issue considering the battleships in the US that are preserved were considered as a source for gun barrels and parts for the main batteries and that source was used to repair the Iowa "A" gun when it exploded.

Moreover, shortly before the last one was decomissioned a warehouse full of 16 shells were located after being lost for many years. Also the use of rocket assisted rounds were being developed for long range bombardment.

Regards
Dave

mrcanoehead
28th October 2010, 08:10
rocket assisted rounds... sounds like more of space research corp. buisness( Jerry Bull). Strange the buisness dealings the us defense dept had with him....the strory goes on & on, the GC 45, the big gun down in Barbadoes....

kewl dude
2nd November 2010, 00:23
I thought Iowa was in Bremerton, but then learned different:

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=36446

Greg Hayden

kewl dude
28th October 2011, 18:52
http://thegazette.com/2011/10/27/photos-uss-iowa-on-the-move/

http://www.psterminals.com/berths087-089.asp

http://www.pacificbattleship.com/blog/2010/11/uss-iowa-preliminary-berth-87-design/

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Benicia, Calif. After resting in the Suisun Bay Reserve "mothball fleet" for a decade, the famous battleship is taking the first leg of its journey to southern California, where the Pacific Battleship Center intends to transform the vessel into an interactive museum permanently based at Berth 87 in Los Angeles.

Greg Hayden