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USS California BB-44 sinking from two bombs. The watertight integrity was very poor due to her readiness for a material inspection. USS California settled into the mud with only her superstructure showing. Refloated on 25 March 1942, drydocked at Pearl Harbor for repairs, she departed for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 7 June 1942. Major reconstruction completed by 31 January 1944 she sailed to participate in the Mariana's operation. USS California received seven battle stars for World War II.

United States Navy1941-12-07

US Navy Memorial

US Navy Memorial
Washington, DC, United States

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  • Title: USS California BB-44 sinking from two bombs. The watertight integrity was very poor due to her readiness for a material inspection. USS California settled into the mud with only her superstructure showing. Refloated on 25 March 1942, drydocked at Pearl Harbor for repairs, she departed for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 7 June 1942. Major reconstruction completed by 31 January 1944 she sailed to participate in the Mariana's operation. USS California received seven battle stars for World War II.
  • Creator: US Navy
  • Date Created: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Pearl Harbor, HI

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