May 18 – September 3, 2018: The Australian naval exhibit, Guardians of Sunda Strait: the WWII loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston, will be on display at Battleship Iowa Museum until September 3.
The video documentary ‘A Tale of Two Ships’ and
The fascinating exhibit examines the wrecks of both ships which remain off the coast of Indonesian sea-floor, and the preservation work of Australian and Indonesian authorities to protect them from illegal salvaging.
This exhibit is on loan from the Australian National Maritime Museum, in conjunction with Pacific Battleship Center, on its tour of the United States. It highlights the ongoing friendship and alliance between our two countries and has been developed as part of ANMM’s ‘War and Peace in the Pacific 75’ commemorative program. Guardians of Sunda Strait is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s USA Programs and is funded by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund.
Guests are able to ride the Flight Simulator with a purchase of a Combo Tour and Ride Ticket. A separate $8 ticket is available for the Flight Simulator only.
The HUP-2 is an important artifact which tells the important story of battleship-based helicopter aviation.
It is one of the last remaining HUP-2 helicopters available in the United States.