120531-N-YM863-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2012) The former USS Iowa (BB 61) sits at anchor off Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. The battleship is being prepared for berthing in San Pedro, Calif. as a floating museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Eli J. Medellin/Released)
The battleship Iowa, a storied vessel that languished for years in the U.S. Navy’s mothball fleet, began its final journey Saturday, from the San Francisco Bay to its permanent home as a museum in the Port of Los Angeles.
USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas.Soon after her commissioning, sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic, and later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings. Texas was decommissioned in 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars for service.