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We are the Museum for America’s Surface Navy. The US Navy was founded in 1775 with two frigates and a small cadre of officers and sailors. Today, America’s Surface Navy is as important as ever and sails the world’s oceans ensuring security, democracy, and prosperity for the American people and the world.  Founded aboard Battleship IOWA in Los Angeles, the National Museum of the Surface Navy is planned to open in 2025.

The National Museum of the Surface Navy is part of the Pacific Battleship Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization.


This museum is a community effort that will require all hands (civilians and veterans) on deck.

How can you help?

  • Sign up to be a Plank Owner
  • Contribute (cash, in-kind, stock, real estate, planned giving, etc.)
  • Become a volunteer
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  • Have an idea? Let us know!


All you need to do is become a Plank Owner for FREE and receive the following benefits:

  • Regular e-updates on the museum.
  • Memorialize your service or a loved one's in our Quarterdeck of Honor.
  • A commemorative Plank Owner certificate customized with your name.
  • Donate and receive even more!

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Pacific Battleship Center dba National Museum of the Surface Navy
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 877-446-9261 ext. 747


Pacific Battleship Center is a highly-rated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA. Currently the organization operates the Battleship IOWA Museum as a top 5 attraction in Southern California.

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