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USS Arizona BB-39 wreckage - going to general quarters at 0755 it is believed that USS Arizona sustained 8 bomb hits - one on the forecastle clanced off turret II and penetrated a black powder magazine, which set off a smokeless powder magazine. The resultant explosion touched off fires that burned for two days. USS Arizona sank at her berth with 1103 of her crew entombed. USS Arizona was struck from the Naval Register on 1 December 1942.

United States Navy1941-12-07

US Navy Memorial

US Navy Memorial
Washington, DC, United States

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  • Title: USS Arizona BB-39 wreckage - going to general quarters at 0755 it is believed that USS Arizona sustained 8 bomb hits - one on the forecastle clanced off turret II and penetrated a black powder magazine, which set off a smokeless powder magazine. The resultant explosion touched off fires that burned for two days. USS Arizona sank at her berth with 1103 of her crew entombed. USS Arizona was struck from the Naval Register on 1 December 1942.
  • Creator: US Navy
  • Date Created: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Pearl Harbor, HI

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