Ahoy...Ship is in Port

 

Ahoy...Ship is in Port

USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

Today we went to the Port of Los Angeles to see the recently renovated USS IOWA, the Naval Battleship that has been designated a floating museum. It was very exciting and I highly recommend it to all. It makes you feel very patriotic just knowing you are standing on the ship that traveled the seas for 50 years protecting our shores.

 

 USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

 

The ship was built in 1939 and commissioned in 1940. It served as an active battleship for 50 years. Three presidents stayed on board; George Bush Sr., Franklin D Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. The ship was decommissioned in 1990.

 

 USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

 

We walked around and there were many military Veterans who volunteer their time to answer questions and escort us around the ship.

USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

We had a good time and it was not crowded at all.

 

 USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

 

One of the veterans told me they cannot make any major renovations as the ship still belongs to the Navy and they could take it back if needed.

 

USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

But we did find a lot of visitors in the gift shop on the way out.  

We ordered our tickets on line; $18 per person. Go to the web site to get all the information at tickets for USS Iowa. I highly recommend everyone come for a visit and bring the kids but make sure  you wear walking shoes as there was quite a few steps to the different levels.

 USS Iowa in Port of Los Angeles

 **I did an earlier article in June on the USS Iowa. It has a lot of the ships history. Click on USS Iowa Battleship has a New Home at the Port of Los Angeles, CA for more history on the USS Iowa.

 

Have you ever gone to visit a Naval ship? I used to go see the Air Force Planes but this was new to me. Please share your experiences too?

 

 Photographs taken at the Port of Los Angeles, CA. by Kristin Hamilton.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • July 29 2012 07:15AM

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Thanks for sharing your experience and your photographs.  This will be a major attraction for visitors for many years to come.

Have a very special week with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 7 years ago

Hi Roy,

Yes you are so right. It will be a place for everyone to go and enjoy for many years. I think it will be a great place for school field trips. I would have been so excited in Jr High or Elementary School, to get to go on board a Naval Battleship.

If you get a chance, stop by my other post Happy Birthday to Me..Stop by and say Hello.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

What a great piece of our nations history, so glad they made it available to the public. Thanks for sharing Kristin

Posted by Greg Miller, Florida Home Loans - Conventional,FHA,USDA,VA (Ruoff Home Mortgage ) about 7 years ago

Hi Greg,

 I agree, we need positive role models and good publicity involving the military and our nation. This is such a nice attraction for many to come and visit and hopefully it will be there for many years.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

Kristin,

Great post. I like to think about the duty this ship must have seen and those who were on her. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago
Hi Steve, They have had several ceremonies for the original 600 (I think) sailors stationed there in 1940. You are so right as this vessel has seen a lot of action and a part of our proud history.
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

Kristin,

Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the great honor of featuring this article in your group Speechless Sundays. Have a wonderful week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

Kristin,

Congratulations. Your post is now featured in "Silent Saturday." :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the honor of being featured in the group "Silent Saturday". Happy Friday.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

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