USS IOWA BB-61 KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT APRIL 1951 TO OCTOBER 1952. HARD COVERED BOOK MEASURES 9" X 11" PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN WILLIAM RENWICK SMEDBERG - EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHARLES ROBERT STEPHAN - CREW GROUP PHOTOS. ADMINISTRATION - COMMUNICATIONS - DECK - DENTAL - ENGINEERING - GUNNERY - MARINE DETACHMENT - MEDICAL - NAVIGATION - SUPPLY AND WEAPONS DEPARTMENTS. SHIPS HISTORY - RECOMMISSIONING - RETURN FROM FIRST TRIAL RUN - UNDERWAY TRAINING - RETURN TO LONG BEACH - CHRISTMAS PARTY - OPEN HOUSE - ST PATRICKS DAY PARTY - DEPARTURE DAY - ARRIVAL IN JAPAN - RELIEVING USS WISCONSIN - SEVENTH FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND - KOREA GUN STRIKES - PILOT AND RESCUE - GENERAL QUARTERS - BEFORE & AFTER GUN STRIKE PHOTO DAMAGE - USS IOWA POURS 16 INCH SHELLS ON REDS - TASK FORCE 77 - REPLENISHMENT AT SEA - CHIPPING AND SANDING - PAINTING - TIME OUT FOR GEDUNK - LOADING AMO - HAPPY HOUR - VIPS AND CEREMONIES - MANNING THE RAIL - CHANGE OF COMMAND NEW CAPTAIN JOSHUA WINFRED COOPER - SPORTS - SHIPS BAND - MISS AND MRS IOWA - SHIPS ROSTER SECTION WITH CREW NAMES - CRUISE BOOK STAFF.
THIS IS A DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE SHIPS ACTIVITIES DURING THE KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT 1951-52. BOOK IS IN GOOD PRE-OWNED CONDITION WITH NORMAL WEAR TO COVERS AND SPINE - PLEASE SEE SCANS. PLEASE VISIT OUR E-BAY STORE TO SEE OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OVER 1000 U.
NAVY CRUISE BOOK FOR SALE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND SUBJECT TO STORE POLICIES.
Commissioned in February 1943, she spent her initial service in the Atlantic and carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt to and from Casablanca, Morocco, in November 1943. Early in January 1944, Iowa steamed to the Pacific, where she took part in the Marshalls Campaign later in that month and in February. From then until the end of 1944, she was actively involved in raids against Japanese facilities and campaigns to capture the Marianas, the Palaus and Leyte, including participation in the Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf.
She was present in Tokyo Bay during the formal surrender of Japan on 2 September 1945. The Korean War brought Iowa back into active service. She was recommissioned in August 1951 and made a combat deployment to Korean waters in April-October 1952, during which time she served as Seventh Fleet flagship.
Upon return to the U. She was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet.
Over the next several years, Iowa made several European cruises and was present for the International Naval Review in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in June 1957. She was decommissioned in February 1958. After two and a half decades in "mothballs", Iowa was modernized under the 1980s defense buildup and recommissioned in April 1984.
She went to European waters in 1985, 1986 and 1987-88, with the latter cruise continuing into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. A fire in her second sixteen-inch gun turret killed 47 crewmen on 19 April 1989, but Iowa was still able to deploy to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea in mid-year. Turret two remained unrepaired when she decommissioned for the last time in October 1990.
USS Iowa is presently part of the Reserve Fleet. THANKS FOR VISITING THE U. The item "USS IOWA BB-61 KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT CRUISE BOOK YEAR LOG 1951-52 NAVY" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2015.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "usn-ca35" and is located in Brunswick, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.