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Catalog Number 00493
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
U. S. national flag flown on the U.S.S. Iowa in the Spanish-American War. 1 layer. Machine sewn with limited hand stitching. Governmental issue. Oversized collection. Object No: 493, tagged only

The Battleship IOWA II from which the flag was flown took an active part in the Spanish-American war in the waters of the West Indies. The U.S.S. Iowa had an active role of service twenty years before th Spanish-American War. During the Span-Am War, Iowa participated at the Battle of Santiago Bay. In World War I, Iowa served in a slightly less central role of coastal duty and never crossed the Atlantic during the conflict. After World War I, the U.S.S. Iowa remained in active service until its final use of target practice in 1923.

For further data, see Annals of Iowa, Vol V, p. 143.
Donated by the children of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans through Charlotte Evans Marsh, London England.

Accessory information located in the Notes section.
Source Evans, Rear Adm. Robley D. Children
Received Date 01/01/1926
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project USS IOWA
Search Terms USS Iowa
Spanish-American War
Battle of Santiago Bay
World War I