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USS Iowa (BB-53)

USS Iowa (BB-53) was a South Dakota-class battleship, the second United States Navy ship to be named in honor of the 29th state. Her keel was laid down on 17 May 1920 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company. Her construction was suspended on 8 February 1922 at 31.8 percent complete, and canceled 17 August 1923 in accordance with the provisions of the Washington Naval Treaty. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 24 August 1923 and sold on 8 November 1923 to be scrapped.

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