“So far Sealoc outdoor TVs are the only outdoor TV that lasted this long” Quoted David Canfield Vice President and CIO of the Pacific Battleship the USS Iowa. In the past the USS Iowa had the competitors outdoor TVs which failed in the first rain storm even while under a covered area. “The salt air on the ocean is just to powerful for normal electronics” the competitors outdoor TV based in Las Vegas that did not stand a chance in the San Pedro area. Next the USS Iowa tried a TV enclosure that left the screen un-viewable, so they tried to remove the screen cover that blocked the picture and now left the TV fully exposed to the salt air 100 percent. The USS Iowa almost gave up hope until Sealoc was introduced to the Ship. In 2016 California was hit with a major weather storm that was so large that it literally took California out of the drought with the amount of rain that pounded every inch in California. The Sealoc Outdoor TVs did not only handle the major storm but still to this day after many seasons with rain and sun beating on the TVs without any cover, the Sealoc Outdoor TVs still look like the day they were installed and still shining as bright as ever in direct sunlight.
Sealoc not only handles the outdoor TVs for the USS Iowa but also waterproofs other electronics that are needed on the ship. Sealoc has a track record that seems to be the leader of innovation with products not only stated but with continueous testing and providing proof versus just statements.
So when ever you are in the neighborhood of San Pedro, please stop by and see the Sealoc Outdoor TVs in action on the most recognized battle ship called THE USS IOWA.
USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS Iowa (BB-61) fires her 16-inch/50 caliber guns on 15 August 1984 during a firepower demonstration after her modernization
|Namesake:||State of Iowa|
|Ordered:||1 July 1939|
|Builder:||New York Naval Yard|
|Laid down:||27 June 1940|
|Launched:||27 August 1942|
|Sponsored by:||Ilo Wallace|
|Commissioned:||22 February 1943|
|Decommissioned:||24 March 1949|
|Recommissioned:||25 August 1951|
|Decommissioned:||24 February 1958|
|Recommissioned:||28 April 1984|
|Decommissioned:||26 October 1990|
|Struck:||17 March 2006|
|Homeport:||Norfolk, Virginia (after 1980s refit)|
|Motto:||“Our Liberties We Prize, Our Rights We Will Maintain”|
|11 battle stars|
|Status:||On display at the Pacific Battleship Center at the Port of Los Angeles|
|Notes:||Last lead ship of any class of US battleship|
|Class and type:||Iowa-class battleship|
|Length:||887 ft 3 in (270.43 m)|
|Beam:||108 ft 2 in (32.97 m)|
|Draft:||37 ft 2 in (11.33 m)|
|Propulsion:||8 Babcock & Wilcox “M”-type 600 PSI dual furnace, controlled superheat boilers
4 engine sets (high pressure & low pressure turbines, reduction gear), 212,000 total shaft horsepower (156,000 KW)
4 boiler rooms
4 engine rooms
|Speed:||33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h)|
|Complement:||151 officers, 2637 enlisted (WWII)|
|Aircraft carried:||floatplanes, helicopters, UAVs|
USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named after the state of Iowa. Owing to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.
During World War II, she carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic to Mers El Kébir, Algeria, en route to a meeting of vital importance in 1943 in Tehran with Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain and Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union. When transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1944, Iowa shelled beachheads at Kwajalein and Eniwetok in advance of Allied amphibious landings and screened aircraft carriers operating in the Marshall Islands. She also served as the Third Fleet flagship, flying Adm. William F. Halsey‘s flag at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. During the Korean War, Iowa was involved in raids on the North Korean coast, after which she was decommissioned into the United States Navy reserve fleets, better known as the “mothball fleet.” She was reactivated in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan and operated in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets to counter the recently expanded Soviet Navy. In April 1989, an explosion of undetermined origin wrecked her No. 2 gun turret, killing 47 sailors.
Iowa was decommissioned for the last time in October 1990 after 19 total years of active service, and was initially stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1995. She was reinstated from 1999 to 2006 to comply with federal laws that required retention and maintenance of two Iowa-class battleships. In 2011 Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles–based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in 2012, where she was opened to the public as the USS Iowa Museum.