Ordnance men moving a 16″ shell from its storage stall to ammunition hoist on board the Iowa Class Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Nov 1944.

Ordnance men moving a shell from its storage stall to ammunition hoist on board the Iowa Class Battleship USS New Jersey Nov calibre Mark 7 gun

Iowa firing from B turret. Center rifle is in recoil, shell in upper right corner. Left rifle just firing. Right rifle has not fired yet.

Iowa firing from B turret. Center rifle is in recoil, shell in upper right corner. Left rifle just firing. Right rifle has not fired yet.

USS Iowa at dry dock 4, Norfolk Naval Dockyard

An aerial view of battleship USS Iowa in Dry Dock No. 4 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1 May --- Such true awesomeness of coordination & engineering.

USS Iowa after modernization

USS New Jersey battleship firing a nine gun salvo from the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 is the US Navy's most technologically advanced ship.

USS Zumwalt is the US Navy's most technologically advanced ship. (Bonus for Trekkers: The plank owner Captain is James Kirk)

USS Iowa - the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

FREE admission for active duty, retired and VETERANS and military discounts for non-military for tours of the USS Iowa on July and Plus, they will have a BBQ, an inflatable obstacle course and other celebratory events!

USS Missouri ~ BFD

USS Missouri firing a reduced-charge broadside off Sydney, 30 Sept. Two shells are visible at the left of the picture.

USS Iowa off Korea, 1952

[Photo] USS Iowa off Korea, 1952

USS Iowa (BB 22 Feb 1943 / 24 Mar 1949 Recommissioned 25 Aug decommissioned again 24 Feb Recommissioned again 28 Apr decommissioned last time 26 Oct Berthed in Suisan Bay, San Francisco, Calif.

USS Iowa (BB-61) firing a broadside [1,200x857]

USS Iowa (BB-61) firing a broadside [1,200x857]

HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.  She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement.  Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.

HMS Duke of York - King George V-class battleship - I think that she was one of 3 battleships we saw in Devonport Dockyard in 1957 when on a boat trip around Plymouth. The others were HMS Howe & 1 other.

Bismarck & Prinz Eugen 1941

DKM Bismarck-class battleship 'Bismarck' and Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser 'Prinz Eugen'

May 25, 1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) begins shelling industrial and rail centers at Chongjin, Korea. For her Korean War service, she receives two battle stars.

May 1952 - USS Iowa (BB begins shelling industrial and rail centers at Chongjin, Korea. For her Korean War service, she receives two battle stars.

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