Iowas Class Battleship Plans

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bigjimslade
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Iowas Class Battleship Plans

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Through FOIA requests I have discovered that that original plans for BB-34–BB-66 were sent to the Naval Historical Warehouse in Memphis TN and were likely tossed into the garbage when that facility was closed.

A full set of Iowa-class plans (300 boxes) was sent to the Philadelphia Navy yard. That set, along with all the Iowa-class spare parts, appears to have been placed on the U.S.S. Charleston.

The U.S.S. Charleston is waiting for scrapping. If these materials are not removed soon, they will be destroyed.
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Re: Iowas Class Battleship Plans

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Have you reported this to the Naval History and Heritage Command?
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