Iowa Class Battleship. Someone down range is having a bad day...

Spectacular photos of the US Navy's most powerful battleship ever

The Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa fires a full broadside of her Mark 7 guns.

All four Iowa-class battleships steaming together (1954). Ship closest to the camera is USS Iowa (BB-61). The others are (from near to far): USS Wisconsin (BB-64); USS Missouri (BB-63) and   USS New Jersey (BB-62).

All four Iowa-class battleships steaming together Ship closest to the camera is USS Iowa The others are (from near to far): USS Wisconsin USS Missouri and USS New Jersey

USS Iowa BB-61, USS Halyburton FFG-40

Throwback Thursday - An elevated port bow view of the battleship USS Iowa as it refuels the guided missile frigate USS Halyburton during.

This is the ghost fleet of mothballed ships in Suisun Bay off San Diego, California. Some of the ships have been anchored here since the 1950s and include a battleship and an amphibious landing ship. Many, if most, of the ships will never be re-activated but are too expensive to break up. Some will become museum ships, such as the battleship USS Iowa, and some will be sold other countries to become part of their navies. Some will simply sink to the bottom of the bay.

Suisun Bay's Awesome Ghost Fleet Photographed from Above

This is the ghost fleet of mothballed ships in Suisun Bay off San Diego…

USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa anchored in Tokyo Bay

USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa, built and launched during WWII was the last of the big guns battleships of the US Navy. With precision guided-missile technology of the modern warfare, there's no need for such gigantic battleships anymore.

USS Iowa 1990 by Lioness-Nala.deviantart.com on @deviantART

The best and most powerful weapon in history - battleship USS "Iowa" in USS Iowa 1990

An aerial view of battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) in Dry Dock No. 4 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard 1 May 1985.

An aerial view of battleship USS Iowa in Dry Dock No. 4 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1 May

US Navy Iowa Class battleships as the appear today (museum ships): USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri and USS Wisonsin

The Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) “The Big Stick”

Marines go ashore for initial occupation of Japanese facilities, probably near Yokosuka, circa 30 August 1945. Taken by a USS Iowa (BB-61) photographer. Credit: Naval Historical Center.

August 1945 -Marines go ashore for initial occupation of Japanese facilities, probably near Yokosuka, circa 30 August Taken by a USS Iowa photographer.

USS Iowa 61 by Clive Hollingshead - Photo 42844568 - 500px

USS Iowa 61 by Clive Hollingshead - Photo 42844568 - 500px

Battleship USS Iowa, 5 March 1945. BB61.

16 in USS Iowa, April 1945 - name ship of perhaps the ultimate battleship class ever built. All four are preserved, having served (with periodic mothballing) into the

USS Iowa (BB-61) - look at the displacement of the water

USS Iowa fires a full broadside of nine and six cal guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, on 1 July Shock waves are visible in the water (Photo Source: US Navy)

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