Two ships of the United States Navy
have been named USS Iowa
in honor of the 29th state
A monitor originally named Ammonoosuc that was never commissioned was renamed Iowa before being sold.
The first Iowa was a battleship that saw action during the Spanish-American War.
The Iowa was a battleship already under construction when she was canceled by the Washington Naval Treaty.
The second Iowa was a battleship that saw action during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.