Historic battleship makes last, brief voyage

U.S. national flag is seen painted under gun turrets of battleship USS Iowa during its move to its final berth at Port of Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The battleship USS Iowa, a storied vessel that served during World War Two and the Cold War, made a brief final voyage on Saturday to its permanent berth at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will open as a naval museum next month. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and U.S. Navy veterans who served on the 175-foot-tall (53-metre) ship, which was decommissioned in 1990, were among the hundreds of invited celebrants along for the ride. The USS Iowa was commissioned in 1943. …

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