Thursday, October 11, 2012

Battleship USS IOWA Museum Ship, Los Angeles, California, USA


I am not a big fan of machine guns, battleships or aircraft carrier but it might be an exciting trip for a person like me, being the first time visitor touring around the real museum ships in order to visit and learn more about the historic battleship which served and fought for the country. It is also an opportunity to understand their lifestyle and working environment for the army in the sea. Sometimes, you are lucky to get to hear some interesting stories from the veterans who are working at the museum ship.

We make a road trip to the South of California in order to visit these two famous historical museum ships in Los Angeles and San Diego. It is highly advisable for visitors to wear flat shoes and pants while touring the museum ships as you are required to walk up and down through narrow lanes and steep steps. The whole self touring around the museum ship takes about four hours so, it is crucial for the visitors to wear comfortably.  

Battleship USS IOWA BB-61 is the most recent museum ship which moves to its permanent home at Los Angeles harbour. Battleship USS IOWA Bb-61 museum opens to the public on 4th July 2012.

Battleship USS IOWA BB-61 is the most memorable battleship which served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt even traveled onboard with this battleship across the Atlantic to Casablanca. There was a special bathtub built for Roosevelt along with an elevator to shuttle him between decks. 

The Battleship USS IOWA BB-61 was officially retired in 1990, after serving 50 years of service in four war zones. 

For more information about the visiting hours and price of a ticket, please visit the official website here


Passing through the highest bridge  as we are heading to the Los Angeles Cargo Port before reaching Battleship USS IOWA BB61, Los Angeles, California, USA
Passing through the highest bridge  as we are heading to the Los Angeles Cargo Port before reaching Battleship USS IOWA BB61, Los Angeles, California, USA


Los Angeles Cargo Port can be seen while driving along the highest bridge in Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles Cargo Port can be seen while driving along the highest bridge in Los Angeles, California, USA


Passing through the green bridge before reaching the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 museum in Los Angeles, California, USA
Passing through the green bridge before reaching the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 museum in Los Angeles, California, USA


As we heading to the ticket counter of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
As we heading to the ticket counter of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


These are the 5 inch guns mount on the top decks of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 at Los Angeles, California, USA
These are the 5 inch guns mount on the top decks of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 at Los Angeles, California, USA


The historical photos of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 while sailing throughout the world in Los Angeles, California, USA
The historical photos of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 while sailing throughout the world in Los Angeles, California, USA


The USS Iowa turret explosion can be seen at 2nd level of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
The USS Iowa turret explosion can be seen at 2nd level of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Famous FDR's and Captain's cabin and bathtub in Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Famous FDR's and Captain's cabin and bathtub in Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA




Be careful while touring in the ship as it's cramp and narrow in the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA



Heading to higher deck to visit engine room at Battleship USS IOWA BB-61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Heading to higher deck to visit engine room at Battleship USS IOWA BB-61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Look at the thick rope which used as mooring lines to hold the floating Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Look at the thick rope which used as mooring lines to hold the floating Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


The front side view of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
The front side view of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Look at the thick chains located at the front of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Look at the thick chains located at the front of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


16-inch turrets front view on the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
16-inch turrets front view on the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


16-inch gun turrets side view onboard Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
16-inch gun turrets side view onboard Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Higher ranking officers will have bigger rooms while the low ranking staff will be sharing bunk beds onboard at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA
Higher ranking officers will have bigger rooms while the low ranking staff will be sharing bunk beds onboard at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA



Pilot's seat at the engine room in the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Pilot's seat at the engine room in the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA



Look at 17-inch thickness of the armored steel door of the cockpit to prevent from the missile attack at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Look at 17-inch thickness of the armored steel door of the cockpit to prevent from the missile attack at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


The magnificent view from the pilot's seat at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
The magnificent view from the pilot's seat at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


From top to bottom on the right, 16 inch Gun Armored Turrets weight 2000 tons each with ammunition and 6 missile at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
From top to bottom on the right, 16 inch Gun Armored Turrets weight 2000 tons each with ammunition and 6 missile at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


An advanced radar-controlled guns aboard on Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
An advanced radar-controlled guns aboard on Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Tomahawk Cruise Missile were housed in the Armored Box Launcher at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Tomahawk Cruise Missile were housed in the Armored Box Launcher at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Gunfire-control radars on Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Gunfire-control radars on Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Display of Target Projectile and dummu powder bag at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Display of Target Projectile and dummu powder bag at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Harpoon Cruise Missile in white and 16 inch 50 caliber projectile in blue at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harpoon Cruise Missile in white and 16 inch 50 caliber projectile in blue at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


The most crowded area to hang out at the cafeteria during meal serving at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
The most crowded area to hang out at the cafeteria during meal serving at Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Surprisingly, Battleship USS IOWA BB61 is as long as the Titanic ship in Los Angeles, California, USA
Surprisingly, Battleship USS IOWA BB61 is as long as the Titanic ship in Los Angeles, California, USA


Heavy maintenance of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 museum in Los Angeles, California, USA
Heavy maintenance of Battleship USS IOWA BB61 museum in Los Angeles, California, USA


The rear view of the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA
The rear view of the Battleship USS IOWA BB61 in Los Angeles, California, USA


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