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U.S.S. Iowa launched in 1942

NEW YORK (KWWL) -- The Navy Battleship bearing the name of Iowa launched August 27, 1942.  The U.S.S. Iowa was built at the New York Naval Yard.

It was the only ship of the class to have served in Atlantic Ocean during WW2.

The ship was decommissioned on October 26, 1990.

Click here for a complete, detailed history of the U.S.S. Iowa.

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