Stalwart Communications is going to help bring the famed battleship, USS IOWA, back to life.
In September, 2011, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the United States Navy has donated the Battleship USS Iowa to the Pacific Battleship Center, a Los Angeles‐based nonprofit on course to turn the ship into a permanent museum and memorial at the Port of Los Angeles.
The donation of the USS Iowa to the Pacific Battleship Center, under the Navy’s ship donation program, is the culmination of years of work by many dedicated volunteers. The USS Iowa is the only Iowa‐class battleship that has not been saved and turned into a permanent museum, and was the last battleship available for donation.
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San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press and 150 other U.S-based newspapers
The battleship Iowa, once one of the most powerful warships, is docked on a quiet channel at the Port of Richmond, where it is being prepared for its last voyage.
Sometime this winter, once its hull has been scrubbed clean of barnacles and other marine growth, the Iowa will be towed out the Golden Gate to Los Angeles to begin a new life as a combination museum and educational exhibit.
NBC Bay Area
After resting in the Suisun Bay Reserve "mothball fleet" for a decade, the famous battleship is taking the first leg of its journey to southern California, where the Pacific Battleship Center intends to transform the vessel into an interactive museum permanently based at Berth 87 in Los Angeles.
This World War II-era battleship, whose speed, armor and 16-inch guns made its name as "The Big Stick" of the U.S. Navy, began the first leg of its final mission Thursday, departing a mothball mooring in Suisun Bay, Calif., toward a new home as a museum in Los Angeles.
NBC Los Angeles
Center officials are hoping receive more donations to fully restore the ship to its original state. The center has already received 10 million from various groups such as the state of Iowa, Torrey Pines Bank, the USS Iowa Veteran’s Association and business and civic leaders. The center is calling on "plank owners” to make a donation of $25.