We Need Your Help To Keep IOWA Afloat
Battleship IOWA serves as an iconic community platform for hundreds of thousands of students, service members, and community stakeholders each year. The expansion of our mission to become the National Museum of the Surface Navy enhances our ability to serve those who come aboard, and enables us to reach an even broader, multi-generational audience.
However, without your help, none of that will be possible.
IOWA’s hull is deteriorating. The naturally-corrosive reaction at the the surface of the water is causing craters to develop in the ship’s hull – called “pitting” – and rust has formed beneath the exterior surface, eroding its structural integrity.
We have a goal of raising $100,000 by Memorial Day to support the preservation of IOWA’s hull and proactively address the growing damage. To donate toward this urgent need, please click the button below.
As a Plank Owner of the National Museum of the Surface Navy, your donation will accrue Haze Gray points, redeemable for tours, event space rentals, and more. You can find more information about becoming a Plank Owner further down in this communication.
Click the button below to donate. You can also help by sharing it with your friends!
Weekend Update – EVENTS!
Whether you want to go formal or do something way out of the box, Battleship IOWA is the premiere event space on the LA Waterfront.
Over the weekend hosted two incredible and incredibly different events. First up was Redondo Union High School’s winter formal on Saturday night…
What kind of fun can you dream up for your party? Chances are if you can imagine it, we can help you make it a reality.
Contact our team by clicking the button below.
Surface Navy Museum Gallery Highlight: Humanitarian Assistance
Continuing our preview of what you’ll experience when you visit the National Museum of the Surface Navy…
Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana in September 2005. The US Navy sprang into action immediately. From supplies to search and rescue and much more, some twenty-eight vessels and sixty-three aircraft were on hand to provide disaster relief. This aspect of the Navy’s mission was also performed in the wake of the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and for countless natural disasters the world over.
The U.S. Surface Navy plays an integral role in responding to humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, leveraging information technology and the ability to reach hard-to-access locations by sea and air. Our ships and sailors can deploy around the globe on a moment’s notice to provide crisis support, including delivering essentials like food, water, and clothing, medical equipment and supplies to support first responders, and logistical guidance and coordination to support foreign governments and military.
While this aspect of the Navy mission isn’t as well-known, the Surface Navy is there to help save lives and be a global force for good.
As a Plank Owner, you will receive special benefits – including perks in our points system, Haze Gray* (launching soon), and recognition on our Plank Owner listing.
* Registering as a Plank Owner entitles you to a free digital certificate. Printed certificates are reserved for Plank Owners who donate $25 or more. As a Plank Owner, you will receive updates, invitations, and recognition as a museum Plank Owner. It may take up to 10 days for donations to reflect in your listing and upgrade your status.
The Haze Gray points system is in development to be released in 2022. All donations, volunteer hours, and numerated support will be applied to your Haze Gray account retroactively. If you choose to donate without logging in, we will strive to match your donation up to an existing record. If we are unable to locate a record, we will create one for your contribution.