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navyhistory:

On 22 February 1943 USS Iowa (BB 61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, was commissioned. Iowa is shown here in 1985 firing a 15 gun salvo (nine 16-inch and six 5-inch) off the starboard side. US Navy photo DN-ST-85-05438.

navyhistory:

On 22 February 1943 USS Iowa (BB 61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, was commissioned. Iowa is shown here in 1985 firing a 15 gun salvo (nine 16-inch and six 5-inch) off the starboard side. US Navy photo DN-ST-85-05438.