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USS Iowa (BB-61)


USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named after the state of Iowa. Owing to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.


  • Construction 

  • World War II (1943–45) 

  • Post-World War II (1945–49) 

  • Korean War (1951–52) 

  • Reactivation (1982–90) 

  • Reserve Fleet (1990–2006), deactivation, and museum ship (2011–) 

  • Awards