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USS Iowa (BB-61) facts for kids

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The USS Iowa fires its 16-inch guns on August 15, 1984 during a firepower demonstration after its modernization

The USS Iowa (BB-61) was a battleship used by America in World War II and the Korean War. It was retired in October 1990 because it was a huge target that was too expensive to lose.


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