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USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 12:33:15 AM   

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Story and photos of interest to many.


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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 1:41:10 AM   

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Thanks Moose.

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 2:18:28 AM   

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Yikes!  She looks like crap.  I guess this is what all the folks with extensive platic surgery will look like when they hit the nursing home.


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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 3:21:59 AM   

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Needs a lot of work, painting, etc. Must be a number of volunteers willing to work on it too...


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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 7:06:48 PM   
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Good to see! 



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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 7:27:59 PM   


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I hope it's restored to WWII layout.

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/29/2011 9:31:08 PM   

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Many years ago, while working with MSC on a large AK, had the honor to be docked across the pier from Iowa (I think) at Norfolk NB.
Our AK was longer and higher and ugly!
Iowa was impressive, and pleasing to the eye (in a ship sort of way).
Ya really can appreciate the power of those BB's when looked upon end on w/6-16" barrels pointing at you. Short, squat and intimidating!
I saw another docked at Panama (New Jersey?)
And one was in mothballed at Philadelphia for many years.

Nice pix. Thanks.

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/30/2011 7:44:56 AM   


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I think New Jersey is at the ship park {National Defense Reserve Fleet or similiar wording} at Carquinez straits {not sure of the spelling}, near Martinez, CA. I was looking for her after she moved there. I was shocked at how small she looked. I was expecting her to dwarf the rest of the rust fleet. Prettier though. On a side note, there's supposed to be good sturgeon and striped bass fishing there.

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/30/2011 11:05:21 AM   

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BB-62 New Jersey resides at Camden, NJ.  This is directly across the river from Philadelphia.



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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/30/2011 4:09:22 PM   

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Back in the '70s it was probably 'New Jersey' I saw in mothballs at Philly Navy Yard.

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/31/2011 2:04:21 AM   

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Yikes!  She looks like crap.

She'd look worse if the nearby city of Vallejo had their way. Some Vallejo officials and activists tried to get the Iowa moored there as a museum ship. Two problems with that idea:

A) The city is bankrupt.
B) The city is haven for crime and gang activity (No offense to anyone who lives there. I once lived there too, and got the hell out.).

> EDITED for ugly grammar and spelling <

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RE: USS Iowa move - 10/31/2011 11:55:20 AM   

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Those ships aren't that small when you get close to them. Like most naval vessels, they have a relatively low freeboard, as compared to modern commercial ships and CV's. (small target?) Knowing the important role those ships played in the Pacific, I can't help but feel a certain reverence for the last of their kind.

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