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1952 tours of USS Iowa

1952 tours of USS Iowa

Jan. 20, 1952: Thousands crowd the decks of the USS Iowa during an open-house event at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

A short story in the Jan. 21, 1952, Los Angeles Times reported:

More than 12,000 visitors thronged Long Beach Naval Shipyard yesterday as the yard held open house for its 6,600 employees, their families and friends.

The visitors clambered aboard the battleship USS Iowa, toured the aircraft carrier USS Sicily and visited other naval vessels in the yard…

The open house was a preliminary event in the shipyard’s birthday program, starting today and extending through Saturday.

This photo was published in the Jan. 21, 1952, Los Angeles Times. It was also added to the From the Archives photo gallery The battleship Iowa 1942-2012.

The USS Iowa is now on display in San Pedro. For more check out this website pacificbattleship.com.

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1 Comment

  1. June 11, 2014, 4:50 pm

    Now you can tour the IOWA everyday in the Port of LA!

    By: Shannon

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