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Making an Impact!

990’s, Audited Financials, Annual Impact Report, and Donor List.

Pacific Battleship Center is the 501c3 non-profit organization responsible for the Battleship IOWA Museum, National Museum of the Surface Navy, LA Fleet Week, Freedom of the Seas Center and Awards, Veterans West, Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe, Gravely Service Award and Essay, and Camp Battleship.  The Pacific Battleship Center doesn’t receive government funding for operations and relies on public programs and donations to operated and grow.


  • Pacific Battleship Center’s is a registered 501c3 non-profit (26-3934742).  Review our letter of determination.
  • View our rating at Guidestar and Charity Navigator.
  • The Battleship IOWA was saved with a generous grant from the state of Iowa and passionate individuals committed to San Pedro and our Nation.
  • In 2016, LA Fleet Week was started as a unique affiliation between the City of Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles, LA Fleet Week Foundation, and the Pacific Battleship Center.  This affiliation has grown with numerous other organizations.  In 2024, the Pacific Battleship Center assumed official responsibility of the LA Fleet Week Foundation.
  • In 2018, Pacific Battleship Center licensed the “National Museum of the Surface Navy” from the U.S. Navy to build a museum in honor of surface sailors since 1775 and Veterans West was started.
  • In 2021, the Freedom of the Seas Awards were started to honor individuals that embody the ideals of the Surface Navy and Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe opened.
  • In 2023, design of phase 1 of the National Museum of the Surface Navy begun.
  • In 2024, design of the Freedom of the Seas park and pavilion begun with a generous grant from the state of California of $6.7 million.

Donor List

As part of our museum family, donors are important to accomplish our mission to inspire, connect, and enhance communities.  A special thank you to those on these lists who have donated over $250 for the respective annual period.


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