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74 Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour 2

Battle Facts

US Forces in Pearl Harbour

8 battleships
8 cruisers
30 destroyers
4 submarines
1 USCG Cutter
49 other ships
390 aircraft


Walter Campbell Short

US BattleShips in Pearl Harbour

USS Maryland - Lightly damaged by Japanese bombs - Returning to duty in 1942.

USS California - Sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor at her moorings in Battleship Row, but was salvaged and reconstructed

USS Tennessee -  Was damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 but was repaired and modernized.

USS Oklahoma - Was sunk by several torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A total of 429 crew died when she capsized in Battleship Row. In 1943 Oklahoma was righted and salvaged.

USS West Virginia -  Was sunk by six torpedoes and two bombs during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On 17 May 1942, she was salvaged from the seabed by draining the water from her hull.

USS Arizona - Was bombed. She exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen. Unlike many of the other ships sunk or damaged that day, Arizona could not be fully salvaged, though the Navy removed parts of the ship for reuse.

USS Nevada - Was hit by one torpedo and at least six bombs while steaming away from Battleship Row, forcing her to be beached. Subsequently salvaged and modernized

USS Pennsylvania - Was in drydock in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. She was one of the first ships in the harbor to open fire as enemy dive and torpedo bombers roared out of the high overcast.[9] They did not succeed in repeated attempts to torpedo the caisson of the drydock, but Pennsylvania and the surrounding dock areas were severely strafed.