The USS Iowa is a gun ship vessel which saw action during the World War II and the Korean War. It took its last voyage from San Francisco Bay to South Carolina last Saturday.
The USS Iowa was first commissioned in 1943. It once carried President Franklin Roosevelt to meet with Josef Stalin, and Chiang Kai-Shek. Apart from the World War II and Korean War, it also too part in the Persian War performing escort duties for the tankers.
The battleship carries 80 anti-aircraft guns and 40 anti-aircraft cannons. In 1984, its improvements include 32 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 16 Harpoon Anti-ship missiles.
On Saturday, USS Iowa passed under the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels. Crowds gathered at both sides of the bridge to watch its final voyage.
The USS Iowa gun ship vessel will now stay at Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro where it will be under the care of Pacific Battleship Center. The center plans to make it into an interactive naval museum where guests can experience what it is life at sea feels like when you are on active duty.
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News source: http://www.guardian.com.uk