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USS Iowa on way to new home in Southern California

The USS Iowa has left San Francisco and is on its way to its new home in Southern California By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' The USS Iowa has left San Francisco and is on its way to its new home in Southern California.

The battleship was surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels Saturday as it made its way through San Francisco Bay.

The 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon is being towed to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, where it will be transformed into an interactive naval museum.



The ship once carried President Franklin Roosevelt to a World War II summit to meet with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.

The ownership of the ship was transferred this month from the U.S. Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center, the nonprofit organization that has been restoring the boat.

The Iowa was scheduled to leave last Sunday but was delayed because of a storm system.


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