San Pedro celebrates opening of USS Iowa

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Built in 1940, the USS Iowa was designated the ‘World’s Greatest Naval Ship’ due to her big guns, heavy armour, fast speed, longevity and modernisation. Having served her country for 50 years, the USS Iowa will now call Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, her new home. The USS Iowa opens to the public today, after being transformed into an interactive naval museum and living memorial. With the great battleship now permanently anchored in San Pedro, the city is celebrating its newest attraction this weekend with Old Fort MacArthur Days – one of the largest multicultural showcases of military history in the West.

The 26th annual re-enactment and living history event will be held at the Fort MacArthur Museum in Angels Gate Park on July 7 and July 8. Admission to the event is US$15 for adults and US$10 for children under 12.

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