LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The World War II-era battleship U.S.S. Iowa will become a permanent museum at the Port of Los Angeles, the nonprofit that will manage the ship said today.
The U.S. Navy announced that it is donating the 887-foot ship to the Pacific Battleship Center, a nonprofit formed in 2009 to obtain the vessel and turn it into a museum.
The group’s president, Robert Kent, said the announcement was the culmination of years of work.
“We can now move forward with the work necessary to restore the ship,” he said.