Alternative Cold War History 1994

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BBTG Iowa (BB-61)

USS Iowa, ‘The Grey Ghost’ was lead ship of her class and saw service in World War Two and the Korean War. She was retired in 1958, reactivated in 1982 after a massive upgrade and refurbishment. In 1989 she suffered from a turret explosion which killed 47 sailors. Historically she was decommissioned again in 1990, but in the Northern Fury world this 2nd decommissioning did not happen however, Turret # 2 was never put back into a serviceable state and the Iowa only has 6 functioning 16” guns.

At war start she is on patrol in the Mediterranean.

USS Iowa with USS Halyburton

TG Iowa:

  • BB-61 USS Iowa

    • Elem VC-6 'Firebees' 5x RQ-2A Pioneer
  • CG-23 USS Halsey

  • FFG-9 USS Wadsworth

    • Elem HSL-38 ‘Seawolves’ 2x SH-2F Seasprite