Lost at Sea Exhibition at the USS Iowa

Walk through an exhibit that shows the human impact on shipwrecks found by famous explorer Dr. Bob Ballard.

Not only did he find the RMS Titantic, he is also known for locating famous wrecks such as German Battleship Bismark, troop carrier Lusitania, and American Submarine Scorpion.

This special exhibit is open daily and part of the Battleship IOWA Museum extended experience.

The deep sea overview includes displays of the luxury liner RMS Lusitania, sunk by the Germans during World War I, explored off the coast of Ireland in 1993; Titanic’s sister ship, HMHS Britannic, brought to the ocean’s floor by a World War I German mine; and PT-109, President John F. Kennedy’s boat, that at the age of 26, the future commander-in-chief risked his life to save his crew, becoming a war-hero and setting a future political stage.

Five additional wrecks including USS Thresher, USS Scorpion, Germany’s U-166 (part of Operation Drumbeat where Hitler’s U-boats prowled America’s coast), the mighty German battleship KM Bismarck, USS Yorktown and ships from The Battle of Guadalcanal will be explored as visitors tour through the newly created exhibition space throughout Battleship IOWA Museum.