A photo taken from the bridge captures the explosion of the No. 2 16-inch gun turret aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61)

The USS Iowa Investigation Report

Reviewed By Captain P.T. Deutermann, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 1990

In February I was asked by Proceedings to review the Navy’s report of investigation into the USS Iowa (BB-61) disaster of April 1989. The objective was to gain an experienced ...

Annual Meeting April 2019

2019 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Thursday, 25 April 2019

The 146th Annual Meeting will take place on 25 April 2019 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. The meeting includes an update from the CEO ...

Boilermen tech­nicians Leonard Erwine and Michael Mowry use wire brushes to remove soot from the generating tubes inside the USS Iowa's (BB-61) boiler's fire­box.

Men of the Iowa

By Photographer's Mate Second Class Robert A. Sabo, U. S. Navy
January 1990
Through the grief and confusion surrounding the recent gun turret explosion that claimed 47 Navy lives, the USS Iowa (BB-61) sails on. A talented Navy photographer offers these portraits of ...

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