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Group wants WWII battleship moved to San Pedro

There are 224 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Dec 20, 2009, titled Group wants WWII battleship moved to San Pedro. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

A bow view of the battleship USS Iowa firing its Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns off the starboard side during a fire power demonstration.

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Jerrys kid

Canyon Country, CA

#1 Dec 21, 2009
At last. This would be a great opportunity to anchor one end of the planned waterfront development and make a destination for that electric trolly line that currently goes from nowhere to nowhere. The waterfront has enough empty shops, churro booths and ceramic specialties (read future garage sale junk) shops for now. We need a major attraction to draw paying visitors to the harbor, not another draw for the idle and trouble makers.
fed up

Potomac, MD

#2 Dec 21, 2009
It needs to happen
SP Drinker

Torrance, CA

#3 Dec 21, 2009
Make it happen.
Pedrokid

Irvine, CA

#4 Dec 21, 2009
The port of San Diego is a prime example of cruse ships and military history. Last year I went on a cruise out of San Diego and it was great I could see all the visitors buying souvenirs eating at the port restaurants it would be great for the city and its history that a lot of people donít remember we have to do this.
GO GO GO

United States

#5 Dec 21, 2009
Another place for all them kluckers from san pedro to hang out
joe momma in turlock

Turlock, CA

#7 Dec 21, 2009
.......OUTSTANDING....this is great...
R-Smart

United States

#8 Dec 21, 2009
What a fantastic idea!!! Talk about putting
"Ports-O-Call" on the map!!! The USS Iowa would defenitly by boon to the area and just in time!!!
Don Diller

Pasadena, CA

#9 Dec 21, 2009
This will do the trick. Of all the ideas floated, and this one is not original, it is the one that makes the most sense.

Screw the cruise ships, get this one done. It will be a huge job generator.
ok but

Irvine, CA

#10 Dec 21, 2009
While this sounds good, does this group actually have the money to move and maintain this ship? I know the other ports that turned them down had big concerns about this.
Jim

United States

#11 Dec 21, 2009
A useless monument to warfare.

Scrap the damn thing and think about the realities of the subject. The chicken hawks who want warfare can always go to the Reagan Library and wave their flags.

I'm insulted that Rumsfeld calls war "breaking things" when all those guys didn't go, as my generation (and I) went to Viet Nam.

War isn't a good thing, and only ignorance of the reality builds monuments to "fire power."

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IRT

Petaluma, CA

#12 Dec 21, 2009
I thought the Iowa was going to Mare island Vallejo, what's with this. The mare Island group says the navy has approved them ??
Arturo

Spring Valley, CA

#13 Dec 21, 2009
Jim wrote:
A useless monument to warfare.
Scrap the damn thing and think about the realities of the subject. The chicken hawks who want warfare can always go to the Reagan Library and wave their flags.
I'm insulted that Rumsfeld calls war "breaking things" when all those guys didn't go, as my generation (and I) went to Viet Nam.
War isn't a good thing, and only ignorance of the reality builds monuments to "fire power."
Sounds like you were exposed to a bit too much Agent Orange. If, in fact, you really did servi in Viet Nam, thank you for your service. Now crawl back into your disgruntled hole.
billy the builder

Oceanside, CA

#14 Dec 21, 2009
I cannot think of any reasons why it wouldn't be the best thing that hit the water front. After The Lane Victory of course. Those folks have worked hard to keep that ship afloat. They could be bookends, like someone stated here the Trolley would have a destination now. It has my vote. God Bless America.
Dave

Irvine, CA

#15 Dec 21, 2009
I remember reading the Port of Stockton wanted this ship. What happened there & why did that fall apart? Was it lack of fundraising?
Ace Cool

United States

#16 Dec 21, 2009
Go fer it!
Harborgal

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#17 Dec 21, 2009
Cool but then again, the port is already cool!
R-Smart

United States

#18 Dec 21, 2009
Jim wrote:
A useless monument to warfare.
Scrap the damn thing and think about the realities of the subject. The chicken hawks who want warfare can always go to the Reagan Library and wave their flags.
I'm insulted that Rumsfeld calls war "breaking things" when all those guys didn't go, as my generation (and I) went to Viet Nam.
War isn't a good thing, and only ignorance of the reality builds monuments to "fire power."
War is Hell!!! Nobody should ever doubt that. However, the USS Iowa represents a major part of the History of the United States. Americans have a right to be subjected to our history be it of war or otherwise. Why should we not be proud to display a piece of our country's history right here in our own port? How could that be wrong?

This ship lends itself to the educating of our children and what would be better than to be able to board this ship and take tours for a first hand picture of what used to be? The United States Navy played a major roll in fighting for the freedoms of our country, and we should be proud to put them on display!!!!
Hmmm

Montclair, CA

#19 Dec 21, 2009
Jim wrote:
A useless monument to warfare.
Scrap the damn thing and think about the realities of the subject. The chicken hawks who want warfare can always go to the Reagan Library and wave their flags.
I'm insulted that Rumsfeld calls war "breaking things" when all those guys didn't go, as my generation (and I) went to Viet Nam.
War isn't a good thing, and only ignorance of the reality builds monuments to "fire power."
Yes, you're right. We should have just stayed home during world war II. Hitler had the right idea anyway, right Jim? Besides it wasn't any of our business. And Hawaii? Why, it wasn't even a state yet! Why should we go to war with the Japanese over an island that didn't even belong to us! Plus, the Japanese had the right idea too, all of that pillaging and raping of the Pacific Rim. What are these people thinking of, celebrating VE day and VJ day and preserving a big boat? And Roosevelt? Don't even get me started on that darned democrat!

For any of the rest of you reading this little response to Jim (Jim, ignore this part, okay?), it is strictly parody, sarcasm meant to expose Jim as a moron.
Pablo

Orange City, FL

#20 Dec 21, 2009
Is there any reason why the Iowa is not on the east coast...I do not have any reservation or complaint about the West Coast but I was station on board the Iowa 1986-1990 and I always felt that the Iowa belong to the east coast better. What about Washington D.C. Maryland area? Jacksonville Florida? I have wonderful memories about the ship and its crew and I would like for her to be closer...Thank you.

Since: Dec 09

Sylmar, CA

#21 Dec 21, 2009
We need this and it would bring in revenue to the area that we need. Great idea and I hope it goes through. We are not supporting war but the history of it and how we as a society should never go back to this state.

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