Daily Breeze: Photos USS Iowa first look

Daily Breeze: USS Iowa Photo Series after arriving in the Port of Los Angeles, Jim Caldwell

SAN PEDRO — Crews were hard at work Monday getting the USS Iowa ready for its official opening Saturday as a museum at the Port of Los Angeles. Workers aboard the World War II battleship, above, find it takes a lot of muscle – and a torch – to loosen hatch bolts that haven’t been opened in more than 20 years. Gil Roscoe, above, is a school teacher spending his summer aboard the Iowa. And veteran Mike McEnteggart, below, wears a tattoo of the USS Iowa on his arm as he works with deck crews. For more information, visit www.pacificbattleship.com.

Brad Graverson Staff Photographer

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About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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