In 2025, the first national museum dedicated to the men and women of the Surface Navy will open aboard Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) in Los Angeles, California. All Together We Served members are being offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their support for the new museum by becoming a Plank Owner of the National Museum of the Surface Navy for FREE!
emorialize Your Service as a Museum Plank Owner
All donations of $25 and above will permanently memorialize your or a loved one’s service in the Quarterdeck of Honor in the Museum aboard Battleship USS Iowa. Together We Served members will be able to include their shadow box and duty station in their Plank Owner listing.*
Throughout her 50 years of service, Battleship USS Iowa and the thousands of brave sailors that served aboard her, operated around the world protecting America’s interests during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War. The “Battleship of Presidents” welcomed several Commanders-in-Chief during her long, storied history including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. USS Iowa, also known as “The Grey Ghost” and “The Big Stick”, was decommissioned in October 1990 but continues to serve today.
*All donations are eligible for Plank Owner program. It may take up to 10 days for donations to reflect in your listing and upgrade your status. The Quarterdeck of Honor and Together We Served integration is scheduled to be released during 2021.
Top 5 Museum
Battleship USS Iowa is one of the top five museums and attractions in Los Angeles, bringing the ship’s history to life through in-person and virtual tours and educational programs for youth. In addition to providing a natural platform for veterans and patriotic civilians to come together as a community, Battleship USS Iowa Museum provides a wide array of impactful programs and resources that support the critical needs of our military and veterans.
The National Museum of the Surface Navy will raise awareness of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet’s important role in international relations, free trade, humanitarian assistance, and technological innovation. The state-of-the-art museum will include a 270-degree theater experience, simulated combat engagement center, an interactive holographic globe depicting Navy operations around the world, and an interactive recreation of a modern Navy ship bridge.
Battleship USS Iowa and the future National Museum of the Surface Navy celebrates veterans of all military services. You’ve served your country honorably and we offer you the opportunity to immortalize your service and show your support for the Navy’s first and only National Museum for the Surface Navy.
About the National Museum of the Surface Navy
After 250 years of service, the first national museum dedicated to the men and women of the Surface Navy will open aboard Battleship USS Iowa in Los Angeles, California in 2025.
The National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA is licensed by the U.S. Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center, a top-rated 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. The organization’s mission and programming is solely supported by admissions, gift store, and donations from supporters like you. We do not receive government funding for our operations.
For more information on the Pacific Battleship Center, please visit https://www.pacificbattleship.com.