USS Iowa Arrives off L.A. Coast

Nice article at the Patch on the USS Iowa waiting outside Port of Los Angeles to reach its new home and new life as a museum which will be a short hop down from Redondo Beach.  This historic WW II battleship saw battle in many of strategic victories during the war.
Jim Caldwell

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USS Iowa Arrives off L.A. Coast

The USS Iowa will be anchored about six miles off the coast of San Pedro while its hull is cleaned. After that, it will take up permanent residence at Berth 87.

The battleship USS Iowa arrived Wednesday off the coast near San Pedro, where it will be converted into a museum, but the ship won’t be immediately docking at the Port of Los Angeles.

The 887-foot battleship was towed out of a Northern California port on Saturday for the four-day tug to Los Angeles. The 45,000-ton ship — nicknamed “The Big Stick” because of its long, slender hull…

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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