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Battleship USS Iowa Museum Los Angeles collects relevant artifacts to help tell the story of the ship and the Surface Navy to a broad audience.  Below you will find some of our accessioned artifacts in our collection.  Not all items are on display and are monitored according to our collections management policy.

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2D USS Iowa BB-61 Commissioning Ceremony - February 22, 1943

IOWA's crew and guests are assembled on her stern for the Commissioning ceremony. February 22, 1943 - 80-G-K-825
Looking aft - IOWA
Looking aft - IOWA's crew rings the guests seated in the center. Destroyer astern appears to be USS Wainwright DD-419. 80-G-K-823
Aerial view of IOWA
Aerial view of IOWA's bow. Note the Mk 38 Fire Control's Mk 8 radar antenna array (bottom of photo). - 80-G-K-824
Note IOWA's stack & searchlights, 5 inch guns with barrels at high elevation, quad 40mm & single 20mm gun mounts. 80-G-K-826
View from IOWA
View from IOWA's stern facing forward towards the Commissioning speakers aft of Turret 3. Feb 22, 1943 - USN photograph.
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Other photos - US Navy Archives and National Archives

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