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  Iowa Class: Missile Battery
During the reactivation of the Iowa Class Battleships in the 1980’s two cruise missile systems were installed to enhance the ships modern fighting ability.
This is an offensive missile system which gives the Iowa class a very long-range strike capability against both surface and land targets.
Though not as dramatic as a main battery firing, the greater range of the missile allows the battleship to hit targets that would otherwise be unreachable.
www.battleship.org /html/Articles/IowaClass/Missile.htm   (451 words)

  
  StarFleet Battlships, Iowa class
Iowa and her sisterships are based on a dreadnought sized primary hull with a larger secondary hull housing the advanced 1X equipment.
The "fast batleship" desgination is not to be confused with the fast cruisers, I use the fast desgination as a historical tip of the hat to the orginal Iowa class battleships authorized by Congress on 17 May 1938.
Battleship Montana NX- 2167 - improved battleship with a heavy phaser suite.
www.gnt.net /~wright/sfb2.html   (581 words)

  
  U.S. Navy Battleships - USS Iowa (BB 61)
As flagship of Battleship Division 7, Iowa departed the United States 2 January 1944 for the Pacific Theatre and her combat debut in the campaign for the Marshalls.
Iowa, in company with other ships was detached from the support group 16 February 1944 to conduct an anti-shipping sweep around Truk to destroy enemy naval vessels escaping to the north.
Iowa, as part of the Reserve Fleet, was berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I., from 24 September 1998 to 8 March 2001 when she began her journey, under tow, to San Francisco.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/battleships/iowa/bb61-ia.html   (1569 words)

  
 JDR Military Service - Battleship Service   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Iowa class battleships were reconfigured to carry 32 Tomahawk and 16 Harpoon missiles, as well as four Phalanx CWIS gatling guns.
The length-to-beam ratio for the Iowa Class battleships was 7.96.
The Iowa Class battleships were designed to be immune from 18-inch armor piercing naval gunfire at ranges between 18,000 and 30,000 yards.
web.umr.edu /~rogersda/military_service/battleship_service.htm   (1123 words)

  
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IOWA is a powerful educational medium to impart almost a quarter of this nation's history.
The battleship's service in WW II and her continued deployments in the Cold War, from the gun line off Korea to North Atlantic and Mediterranean patrols with NATO, symbolize the dramatic rise of America as a superpower.
The impressive battleship, with her graceful lines and powerful capabilities, will inspire potential recruits to join, while for parents that may tour the ship the Navy may develop as a serious career option for their children.
www.battleshipiowa.org /benefits.htm   (1303 words)

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