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USS Iowa (Bb-61): The Story of the Big Stick from 1940 to the Present

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The USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship in the United States Navy's last, and most battle-worthy, battleship class, which also included the New Jersey , Wisconsin , and Missouri . This volume explores Iowa' s design, construction, launching, and commissioning, as well as its extensive wartime activities in both World War II and Korea. Also covered are its post-Korea years in the reserve mothball fleet, recommissioning in 1984, and coverage of the tragic 1989 turret explosion that killed forty-seven sailors. The ...

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USS Iowa (Bb-61): The Story of the Big Stick from 1940 to the Present
2017, Schiffer Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780764354175

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