|In this episode: Battleship Iowa: a Trump Card That Was Never Played|
|Radio at War 1944 RCA Radio Corporation of America
Communications and communicators facilitate World War II
Join us for a behind the scenes below deck tour inside the IOWA’s 16″ gun turrets with Mike Getscher, VP of Operations as we watch him crawl through the ship and learn how the gun crew operated these guns.
|The Big Sticks – Raising the Guns
Rich Koehnen, former USS New Jersey Crewmember, guides us behind the scenes aboard the IOWA to explain how the crew managed to raise the 16″ gun barrels and refit the bloomers.
The navy donated inert, practice rounds to the ship. They had to travel from Crane, Indiana, to San Pedro. The challenge was to schedule four different railroads and a local cargo handling contractor to get them to the ship.
|Exploring the OFF LIMIT Areas of the Battleship IOWA
Join Adam The Woo on an extended, 30 minute, guided tour of ship’s nooks and crannies from the Captain’s quarters to the steam turbines to loading the 5″ guns.
|140+ Panoramic Images Aboard the IOWA
View the IOWA from top to bottom in high resolution panoramic images from the 012 Level down to the Seventh Deck. Using your keyboard you can examine a 360 degree view of each location as well as zooming in for even more details.