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USS Iowa, late 1944Page from the USS Iowa war diary describing the Christmas Day visit from Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, 1944.
USS Iowa, late 1944Page from the USS Iowa war diary describing the Christmas Day visit from Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, 1944.
USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3
USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3
USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 4
USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 4
USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 4
USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 4
USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 4USS Iowa in drydock No. 4 at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Jan 1945
USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 4USS Iowa in drydock No. 4 at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Jan 1945
USS Iowa with newly-equipped SC-1 Seahawk aircraft, 5 Mar 1945US battleship Iowa in her brand new Measure 22 paint off Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 18 Mar 1945. Note that the rounded areas of the bridge have been squared off.
USS Iowa with newly-equipped SC-1 Seahawk aircraft, 5 Mar 1945US battleship Iowa in her brand new Measure 22 paint off Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 18 Mar 1945. Note that the rounded areas of the bridge have been squared off.
USS Iowa departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, circa 19 Mar 1945Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 1 of 5.
USS Iowa departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, circa 19 Mar 1945Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 1 of 5.
Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 2 of 5.Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 3 of 5.
Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 2 of 5.Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 3 of 5.
Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 4 of 5.Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 5 of 5.
Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 4 of 5.Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945. Photo 5 of 5.
USS Missouri and USS Iowa en route to Japan, Aug 1945USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony
USS Missouri and USS Iowa en route to Japan, Aug 1945USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony

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