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WARGAMING.NET USS IOWAThe storied first-in-class of the last American battleships arrived this month in Los Angeles. On July 7 the USS Iowa will open to the public as a museum ship. In honor of Iowa’s new berth the U.S. Naval Institute has released several previously unseen photos of the ship in action.

 

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Sam LaGrone

About Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the USNI Online Editor at the U.S. Naval Institute.
He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane’s Navy International. In his role he covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
Sam is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.