Hi Rich, that was a great day about 7-8 years(?) ago when Iowa was parked outside
L.A. harbor for a lengthy inspection and probably hull cleaning prior to her berthing.
We took my 11' Whaler beyond the breakwater for a close-up view of the battleship.
My best friend Kit took the photo. His talent is pretty obvious, rest his soul.
Have you been out west to visit your old home?