USS Iowa -

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    Today was the day.
    23 years ago.
    Where have all the years gone....

    RIP shipmates -

    what a morning it was.
     
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    Did "she" dump all of her waste in the ocean ? That IS the norm.
    Oh GBM !
     
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    What?
     
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    23 years ago, was that when 47 Navy men were killed? She was sunk in 1948 I believe, new ship given the same name. 4th or 5th time.
     
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    Yep - at 0955
    Massive explosion in turret 2.
    She's still afloat. A museum in California soon.
    BB61 did indeed suffer a tragic event April 19, 1989 - I was aboard. We lost 47 shipmates. She is on the left coast now.
    Search Iowa Point on the web for our memorial at Naval Base Norfolk.
     
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    I remember reading about that & my father talking about her. I was RAISED near Norfolk, from birth to age 7. My daddy was stationed there before Mayport.
     
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    I found it; yes, rest in peace.........................................
     
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    Where in Norfolk Peach?

    Back in those days, we didn't have cell phones or Internet. I didn't get a chance to call my wife (newlyweds!!!!) until April 20 when I was ashore in Rosey Roads. I was part of the escort back to Dover.
     
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    My Daddy was stationed at Norfolk, we lived in Va. Beach. How long before you could call her? I remember talking about it WITH my father, he was retired by then; I could not understand an explosion like that unless she was hit.
     

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