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    the USS Iowa departs Richmond CA tomorrow for its trip to LA. Pacific battleship has provided tracking info

    http://www.pacificbattleship.com/page/track
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    Shame to see Big I go into museum status...this grunt is one that still thinks we should keep one of the BB's on active status. I think they could still serve a useful purpose.
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    Sorry to see her put away, but she will always be safe.

    Iowa; New Jersey; Wisconsin....when I was stationed in Philadelphia during the summer of '65 they were all tied up together at the entrance of the naval base.
    What a sight!
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    im just glad she's been saved from the wrecking ball. she's now got a permanent home. the frisco libs have been trying for years to "dispose" of her. we just saved a piece of history. her move to LA has been delayed by bad weather. the sooner she's outta there the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    im just glad she's been saved from the wrecking ball. she's now got a permanent home. the frisco libs have been trying for years to "dispose" of her. we just saved a piece of history. her move to LA has been delayed by bad weather. the sooner she's outta there the better.
    Only those idiots would dispose of a piece of American History.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Shame to see Big I go into museum status...this grunt is one that still thinks we should keep one of the BB's on active status. I think they could still serve a useful purpose.
    I was on a tour of the USS New Jersey and I asked a tour guide if they needed these ships again could the be fixed up and he said yes in a matter of 9 months or so. Someone must want these old gals to fight again :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I was on a tour of the USS New Jersey and I asked a tour guide if they needed these ships again could the be fixed up and he said yes in a matter of 9 months or so. Someone must want these old gals to fight again :)
    Or, if you've seen the movie Battleship, in a day with 50 men as long as they've served onboard her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    im just glad she's been saved from the wrecking ball.............
    It would have to be some kinda serious wreaking ball!

    No, I'm pretty sure the wreaking ball would give up and destroy itself against one of these beauties....
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    for some reason im not receiving any emails from this forum. gotta see if it can be fixed !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I was on a tour of the USS New Jersey and I asked a tour guide if they needed these ships again could the be fixed up and he said yes in a matter of 9 months or so. Someone must want these old gals to fight again :)
    so would I. the NJ served with us in Nam. we had to send her home. these ole gals were built for war time economy. she was costing us a million bucks a day just to keep her afloat and operating. we simply didn't have enough support ships to keep her going. I wondered why they could not convert them to nuke power. guess it was impractical ??? they're a great way to show the flag. and very intimidating
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