View of the battleship USS Arizona taken from Manhattan Bridge on the East River in New York City on its way back from sea trials. Note the Christmas trees on both lookouts atop cage masts, December 25, 1916. Photo by Robert Enrique Muller.

During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the Arizona was bombed. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.


The British battleship HMS Barham sinking after being torpedoed by German submarine U-331 commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen, 25 November 1941 in the Mediterranean Sea. As the ship rolled over to port, her magazines exploded.