San Francisco, being that frustrating town that it is, is losing the USS Iowa. The city folks could hardly care- I remember the public discussions on the matter. The Iowa’s new home? El Lay, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip*:
The battleship Iowa, a storied vessel that languished for years in the U.S. Navy’s mothball fleet, is about to start its final journey, from San Francisco to its permanent home as a museum in the Port of Los Angeles.
Next Sunday, four tugboats will guide the Iowa, among the biggest U.S. battleships ever built, under the Golden Gate Bridge and out of the San Francisco Bay. One of them, the 7,200-horsepower Warrior, will chug down the coast with the massive ship in tow, taking three or four days to reach Southern California.
Once they get it up and running (not this year), try to get aboard. I’ve walked onto the battleship the USS New Jersey and it gave me the chills. Yes, it was cold below, but it is also historical with a capital H. As in: Historical.