LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council is backing plans to berth a World War II battleship at the Port of Los Angeles as a floating museum.

The Navy has reopened the application process for the donation of the USS Iowa, and on Friday the council voted to support the project.

The ship is the last surviving World War II battleship without a home. USS Iowa spans the length of three football fields and once carried President Franklin Roosevelt across the Atlantic for meetings with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Councilwoman Janice Hahn says the ship would draw tourists and be a boost for waterfront development.

Hahn says the Pacific Battleship Center has offered to cover all costs, including the ship’s relocation.

The city is awaiting on an economic impact analysis.

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Comments (17)
  1. Katy says:

    Don’t get excited everyone-tomorrow they’ll be saying the money isn’t there due to budget cuts. Need tio keep supporting those illegals, right???

  2. Maurice Playford says:

    Not to be picky but that is not a German Battleship from WWII that is the Robert E Lee a cruise ship and not a German Battleship

    1. gt says:

      I was just going to say that. 🙂

  3. hmuthleb says:

    thats not a picture of the battleship , that’s some kinda old cruise ship

  4. Larry the safety guy says:

    Stupid L.A. city council…….economic impact report….take the damn ship and make money with it instead of letting a mile of red tape corrode everything.

  5. billy bob bismark says:

    Avenge the Hood!!! Sink The Bismark

  6. EB says:

    The Iowa wasn’t a german battleship.. they’re all gone. The Iowa is currently at the mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, Ca. Look it up on Google maps, it’s the biggest boat there.

  7. FFL says:

    Is it any wonder why journalism is dead in the obama owned and operated liberal media? It would have taken less then ten seconds to google USS Iowa and insert the PROPER picture at the top of this article! IDIOTIC and despicable are the nicest words to say about the story writer. Most likely a product of LAUSD where liberal elitists rule and alternative thoughts or ideas are never heard. Thinking on their own or questioning the liberal history teachers was simply NOT done nor ever heard of.
    Come on CBS a proper photo of a very famous WW 2 ship surely was NOT that hard to find or insert!

    1. Jay says:

      I agree. The first thin I noticed was the ship was WRONG!!!

  8. FFL's buddy says:

    Yes, FFL – poor photo editing skills are part of a vast liberal conspiracy. You’re a bright one.

  9. mustafa says:

    Clearly the picture above is an aircraft carrier.

  10. steve says:

    I thought this was a submarine!

  11. Jim says:

    The obvious mistake with the photo coincides with the idiotic decision on the new CBS news website. Is this about news or entertainment?

  12. Maryland says:

    Yes, Jim – bring back the KNX NEWS site! Don’t need or want the fluff.

  13. jet says:

    Now this is something worth doing for the people of Los Angeles…not to mention our ancestors that fought in WW II

    Bring it to LA and make it a museum like the Mighty Mo USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor…

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