USS Midway (CV-41) and battleship USS Iowa, (BB-61) in Persian Gulf on December 1987. The Iowa was recommissioned and refitted with RGM-84 Harpoon, BGM-109 Tomahawk, and Phalanx CIWS system capabilities, and up armoured against anti-ship missiles.
Battleship Division 2 off Norfolk, VA circa June 1954. From left to right the ships are the USS New Jersey (BB-62), USS Missouri (BB-63), USS Wisconsin (BB-64), and USS Iowa (BB-61). This marks the only occasion where four Iowa-class battleships operated together.
The USS Iowa crosses the Panama Canal at Miraflores Lock near Panama City, Panama Wednesday, March 28, 2001. At 108.2 feet wide, the Iowa-class battleships are the largest vessels ever to scrape their way through the 110-foot-wide locks of the canal. They were designed so that they could just fit through the waterway.