naval-legends-iowa In this episode: Battleship Iowa: a Trump Card That Was Never Played

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videos-radio-at-war Radio at War 1944 RCA Radio Corporation of America

Communications and communicators facilitate World War II

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16-inch-gun-turret-video Turret Crawl

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.

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raising-guns-video 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.

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shells-arrive-video Shells Arrive

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.

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adam-the-woo-video 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.

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Panoramic Images

panoramic-images 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.

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