Inside Look at USS Iowa’s Final Tow [VIDEO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2y6m6tHgO4 Now I don't know why this video took so long to pop up on the internet, but it offers a good insiders perspective on the USS Iowa's final tow from Richmond, CA to the Port of Los Angeles where the historic battleship is now forever docked as a floating naval warfare museum. In May, the USS Iowa's final tow was big news here on … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day – USS Iowa Makes Her Final Journey

One of the biggest stories of the week here in the U.S. was the USS Iowa's journey from San Francisco to her final resting place in the Port of Los Angeles where she will become an interactive museum to celebrate her achievements and U.S. battleships in general. Coined the "World's Greatest Naval Ship", the USS Iowa was known for her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day – Navy Ships and The Golden Gate Bridge at 75

San Francisco this weekend celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  One of the best things about being in San Francisco looking out at views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge and when Navy ships are in town, it's always extra spectacular.  Here is a collection of photos of Navy ships from this weekend. The USS Iowa departed San Francisco on … [Read more...]

The Necessity of U.S. Naval Power

USS Iowa fires a full broadside, July 1984, US Navy Image By Gordon England,  GEN James L. Jones, USMC (ret), and ADM Vern Clark, USN (ret) All our citizens, and especially our servicemen and women, expect and deserve a thorough review of critical security decisions. After all, decisions today will affect the nation's strategic position for future generations. The … [Read more...]

Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet Revealed – Photography Tour Of The Old Ships

If you have ever worked on a older Marad vessel in California waters there is a good chance you've been sent to Suisun Bay to steal parts off an older ship. But, for the rest of the public the "Mothball Fleet" has been strictly off limits... until today. Scott Haefner and a small band of photographers recently gained access to the fleet and have been documenting the fleet, … [Read more...]