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USS IOWA Prepares for Final Transit

USS IOWA Takes on Iowa Coins, Regains its Mast, Prepares for its Final Journey; The Battleship of Presidents will open as an interactive naval museum in Los Angeles. The time-honored tradition of adding coins to the mast of a ship for good luck took place as two Iowans stood atop a 205-foot-tall platform and dropped Iowa state quarters into the mast of the USS IOWA as it hung from a barge crane. Former Iowa legislator Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny and Becky Beach of Des Moines released a handful of coins into the mast shortly before eight welders reattached it to the historic battleship.

USS IOWA Coming Home to Los Angeles

the historic battleship, the USS IOWA

Harbor Commission Approves Environmental Impact Report, Lease Agreement; Historic Battleship Plans to Open to Public July 7. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today voted unanimously to create a new home for the historic battleship, the USS IOWA, in a prime location along the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. In separate actions, The Harbor Commission approved the lease agreement and an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) necessary to bring the World War II icon to the LA Waterfront  where it will be converted to an interactive naval museum and living memorial.

Battleship Commissioned as Floating Museum

USS Iowa in Action: Photo credit USN

One of the most powerful battleships of all time, the Iowa was built starting in 1940. After it was commissioned, the ship transported President Roosevelt to the Tehran Conference in 1943. The ship also saw action in World War II and the Korean War. The Navy awarded the ship to a nonprofit group to display as an interactive naval museum that will highlight its place in American history, explains CBS News. Among those in attendance at the rededication included Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

USS Iowa repainted with PSX ONE coating by PPG

Nearly 900 gallons of PSX(R) ONE coating by PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings business – in standard naval Haze Gray, as well as black, red, white and blue – were applied to the exterior of the battleship USS Iowa. The coating was specified for the restoration project for its durability and ease of application. A crew of as many as 20 workers at a time painted the 887-foot-long battleship in about three months.

Historic battleship being restored, now interactive naval museum at Port of Los Angeles. The exterior of the historic battleship USS Iowa has been repainted using PSX(R) ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating introduced last year by PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings business (PMC). The ship, which was originally commissioned in 1943 and served in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets during World War II, opened July 7 as an interactive naval museum at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

New PPG coating helps revive historic warship

PSX ONE coating restores ‘Battleship of Presidents,’ now an interactive naval museum. The USS Iowa protected America for nearly 50 years. Now PSX® ONE coating, an advanced marine coating introduced last year by PPG Industries, is protecting the ship. Known as the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” and the “Big Stick,” the 887-foot-long, 45,000-ton USS Iowa was first deployed in 1943. It is also called the “Battleship of Presidents” because it hosted more visits by U.S. presidents than any ship of its kind, including its historic escort of Franklin D.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 22

1865 - RADM Porter's gunboats' bombardment cause surrender of Wilmington, NC . 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, and supported by USS Guard and USS Nyack, the Darien Expedition, commanded by CDR Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., begins active operations ashore at Caldonia Bay to survery the Isthmus of Darien, Panama, for an interoceanic ship canal. 1909 - Great White Fleet returns from round the world cruise to Hampton Roads, VA 1943 - USS Iowa (BB-61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, is commissioned. 1974 - LTJG Barbara Ann Allen becomes first Navy designated female aviator (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 25

1952 - USS Iowa bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN. (commanding), CDR Joseph P. Kerwin, USN and CDR Paul J. Weitz, USN. During the 28 day mission of 404 orbits, the craft rendezvoused with Skylab to make repairs and conduct science experiments. Recovery by USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - May 25

1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - May 25

From Navy News Service 1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz.

This Day in Naval History - May 25

From Navy News Service:   1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz.       For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.   

Crowley Completes Tow of the Ex-USS Iowa

Crowley Marine Services completed its third tow of an historic U.S. Naval battleship April 21, when the company's tug Sea Victory finished the 6,500-mile tow of the USS Iowa from Newport, R.I., to Suisun Bay, Calif. The Sea Victory's tow plan took the Iowa from Narragansett Bay, through the Crooked and Windward Passages to Cristobal, Panama. She then continued Northwest along the coast of Central America toward California. The Panama Canal transit, which took three full days, proved a tight fit with only eight inches to spare on either side of the Iowa as she was maneuvered through the locks. The Sea Victory towed the 888-ft. Iowa at…

Virginia-Class Submarine Named USS Iowa

Virginia class Attack Submarine

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today in Ames, Iowa to announce that SSN 797, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Iowa. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy. Iowa is home to former Naval Air Station (NAS) Ottumwa, one of a few air training stations created to increase the number of trained pilots in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The future USS Iowa will be the fourth naval vessel to bear the name. The first, a 3,200 ton gunboat, dates back to 1864.

PPG PMC Business earns SSPC Military Award

Recognized for coatings performance on restoration of historic battleship. PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence during the SSPC 2013 trade show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The award is given annually by SSPC to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities. PPG earned recognition for the performance of PSX(R) ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating, applied to the exterior of the historic USS Iowa battleship. PSX ONE coating provides high color and gloss retention in a durable, low-VOC (volatile organic compound), non-isocyanate formulation.

HydroComp Software Propels Iowa Project

Cut: HydroComp Iowa Propeller Assembly

HydroComp Inc. announced that it is participating in the IOWA Project. Recreating a model of a fully functioning historical battleship requires time, passion, and dedication. Donn McKinney’s passion will soon produce a fully operational and functional replica of four Iowa Class battleships ships: The U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63), U.S.S. Iowa (BB-61), U.S.S. New Jersey (BB-62) and U.S.S. Wisconsin (BB-64). Several donors have teamed with McKinney on this project. HydroComp was called upon to assist with the recreation of the ship propellers.

Battleship 'Iowa' on Tow to New Home

'Iowa' Battle Honors: Photo credit Wiki CCL Binksternet

Surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels, the 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon was towed through the bay and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Crowds watched from both sides of the bridge as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye provided an official escort and the San Francisco fireboat Phoenix led the way. At the St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco’s shoreline, officers and crew members of the USS Decatur, outfitted in their dress whites, saluted as the Iowa drifted past, Rogers said.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 22

From the Navy News Service 1865 - A Union squadron under the command of Rear Adm. David Dixon Porter bombards and captures Wilmington, N.C. 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, the Darien Expedition, commanded by Cmdr. Thomas O. Selfridge Jr., begins active operations ashore at Caldonia Bay. The exhibition then surveys the Isthmus of Darien, Panama, for an interoceanic ship canal. 1909 - The "Great White Fleet" returns to Hampton Roads, Va., from its historic around-the-world cruise. 1943 - USS Iowa (BB 61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, is commissioned. 1974 - Lt. j.g. Barbara Ann Allen becomes the first Navy officer designated as a female aviator.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 22

1865 - A Union squadron under the command of Rear Adm. David Dixon Porter bombards and captures Wilmington, N.C. 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, the Darien Expedition, commanded by Cmdr. Thomas O. Selfridge Jr., begins active operations ashore at Caldonia Bay. The exhibition then surveys the Isthmus of Darien, Panama, for an interoceanic ship canal. 1909 - The "Great White Fleet" returns to Hampton Roads, Va., from its historic around-the-world cruise. 1943 - USS Iowa (BB 61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, is commissioned. 1974 - Lt. j.g. Barbara Ann Allen becomes the first Navy officer designated as a female aviator. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: November 12

CNO Adm. Harold Rainsford Stark (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. 1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Adm. Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific. 1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB-61) to go to the Allied conferences at Teheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt.

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 12

1912 - LT Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Admiral Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on 4 plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific. 1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB-61) to go to the Allied conferences at Teheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Navy History

Nov. 12: 1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Harold R. Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific. 1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB 61) to go to the Allied conferences at Teheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt. [Source: http://www.news.navy.mil]

This Day in U.S. Naval History –November 12

1912 - LT Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Admiral Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on 4 plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific. 1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB-61) to go to the Allied conferences at Teheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt. (Source: Navy News Service)  

Battleship on Voyage to New Home

USS Iowa: Photo credit Naval Historical Foundation

Following years of aging in the San Francisco Bay area’s ghost fleet, the 887-foot long ship that once carried President Franklin Roosevelt to a World War II summit to meet with Churchill, Stalin and Chiang Kai Shek is coming to life once again as it is being prepared for what is most likely its final voyage. Firing its 16-inch guns in the Arabian Sea, the battleship Iowa shuddered. As the sky turned orange, a blast of heat from the massive guns washed over the ship. This was the Iowa of the late 1980s…

Busch Named Vice President of Titan

Todd Busch has been promoted to vice president of Titan, Crowley's newly acquired salvage company which will be a part of the company's Marine Services segment. of Marine Services. assist and escort business, will relocate from Crowley's Long Beach, Calif. office to Titan's Fort Lauderdale, Fla. headquarters. transportation and emergency response. honor. Oriskany. U.S. Navy's 2001 Ehime Maru recovery and relocation operation in Hawaii. in 1987," said Douglass. company tugs as a chief mate. has held a variety of other positions with increasing responsibility. commercial activities for Crowley's emergency services, and the U.S. salvage contract. Marine Response Alliance LLC. the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association. and Mate, 200 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels.

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