Date(s) - 07/26/17
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join LACSI for our July 2017
US Battleship Tour & Dinner on the Deck!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
**Space is Limited – RSVP required by July 24, 2017**
Pacific Battleship Center
Battleship IOWA Museum
250 South Harbor Boulevard | Berth 87
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Telephone: 877-4-IOWA-61 (877-446-9261)
5:00, 5:15, & 5:30 pm Battleship Tours (Indicate time preference with registration below)
7:00 pm Dinner on Deck
Join LACSI for the July 26th, 2017 Tour of Battleship Iowa
Battleship IOWA is the West Coast’s only Battleship open to the public. Operated by the nonprofit Pacific Battleship Center (PBC), the IOWA opened on July 7, 2012 as an interactive naval museum at the L.A. Waterfront. It is dedicated to “Celebrating the American Spirit” through the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship IOWA. By sharing the accomplishments and sacrifices of American patriots and engaging visitors in unique and exciting ways PBC bring the ship to life by connecting the past with the future.
During World War II, she carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic to Mers El Kébir, Algeria, en route to a crucial 1943 meeting in Tehran with Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain and Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union. When transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1944, Iowa shelled beachheads at Kwajalein and Eniwetok in advance of Allied amphibious landings and screened aircraft carriers operating in the Marshall Islands. She also served as the Third Fleet flagship, flying Adm. William F. Halsey’s flag at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. During the Korean War, Iowa was involved in raids on the North Korean coast, after which she was decommissioned into the United States Navy reserve fleets, better known as the “mothball fleet.” She was reactivated in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan and operated in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets to counter the recently expanded Soviet Navy. In April 1989, an explosion of undetermined origin wrecked her No. 2 gun turret, killing 47 sailors.
The Iowa was decommissioned for the last time in the year 1990, and was initially stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1995. She was reinstated from 1999 to 2006 to comply with federal laws that required retention and maintenance of two Iowa-class battleships. In 2011 USS Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles–based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in 2012, where she was opened to the public as the USS Iowa Museum.
Register below for this month’s event and enjoy a tour and dinner on this venerable vessel.
Parking is available immediately adjacent to the USS Iowa ship. Validations will be provided.
For details see this link: http://www.pacificbattleship.com/page/directions
Free for LACSI Members
$55 per person for Non-LA Chapter CSI members (other chapters or unaffiliated members)
$65 per person for Non-Member Guests
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