The U.S.S. Iowa left San Francisco bay last weekend, en route to her final mooring as a floating museum in Los Angeles:
SAN FRANCISCO — The USS Iowa — the iconic World War II-era battleship that once served as transport to President Franklin D. Roosevelt — left San Francisco Bay on Saturday on its way to its new home in Southern California.Man, that's one big ship. It approaches the bridge - coincidentally celebrating its 75th anniversary last weekend - at around 9:30 into the video.
Surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels, the 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon was towed through the bay and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge at about 2:30 p.m.
The Iowa was the ship that was accidentally torpedoed while carrying President Roosevelt. The ship was warned, and dodged the errant fish, which exploded in her wake. The destroyer that launched the thing found that the ship main battery was aimed at her. I presume that the laundry was working overtime that night cleaning the crew's drawers ...
If the voyage goes to plan, she should arrive at her destination tomorrow.