Philip H. Tobey Collection. 1943 - 1990. Sound Recordings of the Commissioning of the USS Iowa


Philip H. Tobey Collection. 1943 - 1990. Sound Recordings of the Commissioning of the USS Iowa


This series consists of an audio recording of the commissioning ceremony on board the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) on February 22, 1943 at the New York Navy Yard. Remarks are heard by the following individuals: Captain John L. McCrea, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Governor of Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper, and Rear Admiral Edward J. Marquart, Commandant of the New York Navy Yard. The recordings also contain a Silver Star medal presentation to a petty officer for gallantry in the Philippine Islands at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1942. As the recording closes, the band can be heard as they played "Anchors Aweigh." The audio recording has an accompanying transcript.

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Knox, Frank, 1874-1944 (person)

William Franklin "Frank" Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. On December 7, 1941, Knox flanked by his assistant John O’Keefe walked into Roosevelt's White House study at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST announcing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Knox was mentioned by name in Adolf Hitler...

McCrea, John L. (John Livingstone), 1891-1990 (person)

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Hickenlooper, Bourke B. (Bourke Blakemore), 1896-1971 (person)

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Tobey, Philip H., 1940- (person)

Tobey, Philip H., 1940- (person)