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USS Nevada (BB-36) being towed, 1920s

USS Nevada (BB-36) being towed, 1920s

USS Oklahoma 26 months after sinking. In 1947 she was being towed from Hawaii to SanFrancisco to be scrapped and the two tugs encountered a storm. The ship took on water and sank rapidly almost taking one of the tugs with her. Oklahoma's final resting place is unknown to this day.

USS Oklahoma 26 months after sinking. In 1947 she was being towed from Hawaii to SanFrancisco to be scrapped and the two tugs encountered a storm. The ship took on water and sank rapidly almost taking one of the tugs with her. Oklahoma's final resting place is unknown to this day.

Pre-war picture of 14 in battleship USS Nevada, taken from an observation balloon tethered to her - date unknown. She is best known for being the only battleship to get under way during the Pearl Harbor attack of 7 December 1941, having to be beached to prevent her sinking, but returning to service much modernised to serve with distinction in both Europe and the Pacific.

Pre-war picture of 14 in battleship USS Nevada, taken from an observation balloon tethered to her - date unknown. She is best known for being the only battleship to get under way during the Pearl Harbor attack of 7 December 1941, having to be beached to prevent her sinking, but returning to service much modernised to serve with distinction in both Europe and the Pacific.

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) at Pearl Harbor

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) at Pearl Harbor

Aerial view of USS Nevada (BB-36) after her 1942 modernization

Aerial view of USS Nevada (BB-36) after her 1942 modernization

USS Oklahoma  BB-37

USS Oklahoma BB-37

Nevada enters drydock in Pearl Harbor, 1942.   Three months after the attack.

Nevada enters drydock in Pearl Harbor, 1942. Three months after the attack.

"USS WYOMING" (BB-32) was a (562') Wyoming Class Dreadnought Battleship - Commissioned: 25 September 1912 - Crew: 1,063 Officers, Enlisted - Armament: 12 x 12 Inch (305mm) Mk.7 Guns (6 Twin Turrets) 21 x 5 Inch (127mm) Guns, 4 x 47mm Saluting Guns and 2 x 21 Inch (533mm) Submerged Torpedo Tubes - Decommissioned: 1 August 1947 - Scrapped: 30 October 1947

"USS WYOMING" (BB-32) was a (562') Wyoming Class Dreadnought Battleship - Commissioned: 25 September 1912 - Crew: 1,063 Officers, Enlisted - Armament: 12 x 12 Inch (305mm) Mk.7 Guns (6 Twin Turrets) 21 x 5 Inch (127mm) Guns, 4 x 47mm Saluting Guns and 2 x 21 Inch (533mm) Submerged Torpedo Tubes - Decommissioned: 1 August 1947 - Scrapped: 30 October 1947

USS CALIFORNIA (BB 44)

USS CALIFORNIA (BB 44)

USN Iowa class Battleship USS New Jersey(BB-62). Built by the Philadelphia Shipyard & commissioned 23/05/43. In WW II shelled targets on Guam and Okinawa, and screened aircraft carriers conducting raids in the Marshall Islands. Served during the Korean War & Vietnam War. Finally struck on 04/01/99 and has been a museum ship since 2001.

USN Iowa class Battleship USS New Jersey(BB-62). Built by the Philadelphia Shipyard & commissioned 23/05/43. In WW II shelled targets on Guam and Okinawa, and screened aircraft carriers conducting raids in the Marshall Islands. Served during the Korean War & Vietnam War. Finally struck on 04/01/99 and has been a museum ship since 2001.

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