The battleship USS Iowa was at anchor off the coast of Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, completing a four-day journey south from San Francisco.
The World War II-era ship will become a museum and tourist attraction in San Pedro, with a grand opening planned for July 7.
The Iowa had spent more than a decade docked in the Port of Richmond near San Francisco before being towed down the California coast.
It will be operated as a museum by the nonprofit Pacific Battleship Center.
The group's Facebook page said Wednesday that the ship will undergo a complete cleaning of its hull while anchored off Los Angeles and then be towed to a temporary berth in port Saturday.