USS Iowa honors veterans as a museum

2:06 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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SAN PEDRO, California (KNBC) - The USS Iowa, the World War II battleship that once ferried presidents and traveled the globe on a number of important missions, is now set to open as a "floating museum."

A digital on-board theater and visits to places like the ward room and armored bridge will be part of the experience.

Navy veterans got a sneak peek at the newly refurbished Iowa on Wednesday as part of July 4th celebrations.

"Our mission is simple. Honor the world's best and last available battleship and those who served aboard her for the educational benefits of those who visit it," said President of the Pacific Battleship Center, Mr. Robert Kent.

The ship will open to the public on Saturday.

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