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Battleship Iowa’s 75th Birthday
February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Battleship IOWA’s Historic 75th Birthday
Welcome the Original USS Iowa Bell Home!
Birthday party is FREE for the public
Discount Ship Tour Admission
• Free Cake
• Music & Dancing
• “Return the Bell” Dedication Ceremony
The ship commemorates the diamond anniversary with music, cash bar, barbeque from San Pedro Brewery and of course, free cake from native San Pedro-based Polly Anna Bakery, also celebrating their 75th Anniversary as a Los Angeles waterfront favorite.
Entering service 75 years ago, USS Iowa deployed to the South Pacific in the uncertain early years of World War II. The iconic vessel served with distinction in that war and later, during the Korean War. In the 1990s, as the Berlin Wall crumbled, the IOWA concluded her active duty. Battleship IOWA now serves as a historic naval ship museum. Forged in war and guardian of the peace, the proud ship keeps watching as the proud sentinel of the LA Waterfront. IOWA’s teak decks and steel bulkheads echo the words and deeds of history, having carried upon them three U.S. Presidents, six of the nine American five-star military leaders, countless foreign dignitaries, and most importantly, thousands of her own heroic IOWA sailors. Visitors are awed by the IOWA’s proud legacy as one of the fastest and most powerful ships ever to sail the world’s oceans.
All tickets are discounted for the weekend of February 23-25.