It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Ships, Boats, Small Craft, Patrol Craft, Landing Craft, Amphibious Tracked Military Vehicles, Wanted, For Sale (NO AUCTION or EBAY) and Knowledge Base
Post Reply
User avatar
AROOGA
G-Second Lieutenant
G-Second Lieutenant
Posts: 548
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:05 am
Location: Fallbrook, CA

It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by AROOGA » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Folks,

Well, finally. USS Iowa has found a home - Berth 87, San Pedro/L.A. SECNAV Mabus made the decision this date. The hard working folks/voluteers of the Pacific Battleship Center (PBC) deserve a lot of credit and showed everyone how to "do it".

I doubt if the membership of the G wrung the rag/chewed on a subject more than the USS Iowa and it's ultimate disposition - a lot of heartfelt commentary was offered - because we care.

SF,
T.

battlebaby3
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 668
Joined: Thu May 20, 2004 6:32 pm
Location: Erie ,PA
Contact:

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by battlebaby3 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:27 pm

Good to hear she will have a new home as a museum. I wish Erie ,Pa would think and get a older navy ship.

Keep us updated-- Pat
1942 GPW 63239 "Angel "
99th Infantry Division,393rd Reg., E Co. (Battlebabies)
99th Infantry Division Historical Society,Inc. Erie, Pa.
Event Coordinator The Bridge at Remagen, Tidioute.PA
Event Coordinator The Ruhr Pocket, 1945 Train / GI vehicle convoy Battle, Titusville ,PA

User avatar
tipdog
G-Lieutenant Colonel
G-Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 1176
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:44 pm
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by tipdog » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:57 am

I wish Erie ,Pa would think and get a older navy ship.
I hear the OLYMPIA is available...

User avatar
John Neuenburg
Gee Old Hand
Posts: 2722
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2003 1:18 pm
Location: U.S. Left Coast

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by John Neuenburg » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:05 am

Sucks to be a S.F. Bay Area ship lover.
Military Vehicle Collectors of California

Image
44 Ford M20
42 GPW, Special Air Service replica
41 Indian 640
BSA folding bikes

steve1973
G-Lieutenant Colonel
G-Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 1090
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:59 am
Location: Oregon

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by steve1973 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:36 am

John Neuenburg wrote:Sucks to be a S.F. Bay Area ship lover.
I agree, They don't realize what they are loosing. I see her every time I head south to the bay area tied up in the mothball fleet near Martinez, Ca. I also remember when the Glomar Explorer was anchored out there. It was involved in a CIA coverup to rais a russian sub.
1941 White M2A1 (90% restored)
1945 M10 ammo trailer (restored)


autocar925
Sergeant Major of the Gee
Sergeant Major of the Gee
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:39 pm
Location: Northern California

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by autocar925 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:03 am

Recent article in local paper about Iowa relocation. Vallejo(Mare Island) was rejected because there are no other local tourist attractions to generate enough traffic. San Francisco was the preferred location, but SF refused to accept the Iowa because of the Navy policy on gays.

steve1973
G-Lieutenant Colonel
G-Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 1090
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:59 am
Location: Oregon

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by steve1973 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:29 pm

autocar925 wrote:Recent article in local paper about Iowa relocation. Vallejo(Mare Island) was rejected because there are no other local tourist attractions to generate enough traffic. San Francisco was the preferred location, but SF refused to accept the Iowa because of the Navy policy on gays.
My Dad was stationed at Mare Island. A few years back we went to Vallejo and visited the naval museum their and took a tour at Mare Island. It's a shame they don't open it up to the public for a historical landmark museum.
1941 White M2A1 (90% restored)
1945 M10 ammo trailer (restored)

User avatar
dilvoy
G-Lieutenant General
G-Lieutenant General
Posts: 5582
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 5:28 pm
Location: San Francisco, Ca.

Re: It's Official, 6 Sept.'11, USS Iowa To L.A.

Post by dilvoy » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 pm

I just read that the USS Iowa might not have been taken out of mothballs and awarded to the Museum in Los Angeles if it were not for the $3,000,000 given by the State of Iowa.
Way to go Iowa! Thank goodness someone still has some pride.
George D. Paxinos

M998's
M1044
M1123A2

Post Reply

Return to “Boats, Ships, Landing Craft, and Tracked amphibian”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest