That is such a beauty.
I'm a student of the Pacific War. A lot of this old machinery went there when it was new.
Perhaps you know that all ships of that era had a 2 letter designation for the type of ship they were.
DD was a destroyer, CA was a heavy cruiser, SS was a submarine.
And BB was the designation for a battleship.
You have a great old Battleship there. Really something to be proud of.
Hope you get to take her out for a spin once in a while.
Fire off her main guns. If for no other reason just for the shock and awe of it all.
Photois of the USS Iowa. BB 61