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Battleship IOWA Bulletin - Vol. 1 Edition 4
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Battleship IOWA Bulletin


 
World War II
  • November 12, 1943President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is transferred on board USS Iowa from the USS Potomac off Cherry Point, VA. FDR left the USS Potomac and went aboard the USS Iowa, using his special brow which was rigged from the after sun deck of the USS Potomac to the main deck of the USS Iowa, just abreast of the USS Iowa's #3 turret. This arrangement afforded a safe and comfortable transfer for FDR. At his request, no honors were rendered as he came on board the USS Iowa. Due to war-time restrictions, his flag was not broken in the USS Iowa. On board: Harry L. Hopkins (FDR’s chief diplomatic advisor), Gen. George C. Marshall, Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Adm. William D. Leahy, and Adm. Ernest J. King.
  • November 14, 1943 - Air defense drill exercised for FDR, demonstrating ship's firepower. During the drill, unexpected explosion occurred in vicinity of the USS Iowa. Discovered to be a torpedo accidentally fired by the USS William D. Porter, the anti-submarine screen to starboard. Probably caused by moisture from rough seas. Investigation ordered by Adm. Ernest J. King. In afternoon, inspections of ship's medical department conducted.
USS IOWA had a bathtub installed for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his transit for the Tehran Conference with Churchill and Stalin. The bathtub is still present aboard IOWA.
Korean Conflict 
  • November 1952 - Returns from Korea. During her Korean tour, the USS IOWA steamed more than 40,000 miles.
Cold War 
  • November 1-20, 1985 - Participated in COMPUTEX 1-85 in Puerto Rican Operations area.
  • November 6, 1986 - Crewmen disengage a Pioneer I remotely-piloted vehicle (RPV) from a recovery net erected on the stern of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61). The RPV, which carried a stabilized television camera and a laser designator, was being tested aboard the Iowa as a basic gunfire support system with over-the-horizon targeting and reconnaissance capabilities. The system may be operated out to a range of 110 miles from the battleship surface group and has an endurance of eight hours. Photo by PCH Jeff Hilton (below). 
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