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USS Nevada BB-36 underway. USS Nevada received two torpedo hits and two to three bombs. As a result of her damage USS Nevada was beached at Hospital Point to preclude her blocking the channel. USS Nevada was refloated on 12 February 1942, repaired at Pearl Harbor and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards, returning to active sercie for Attu 11-18 May 1942. Completely remodernized she returned to action for the Normandy Campaign. USS Nevada was first commissioned in 1916. In the foreground is USS Avocet AVP-4 a small seaplane tender converted from a minsweeper first commissioned in 1918. USS Avocet into action early shot down the torpedo plane that had just hit USS California. In danger of fire from burning oil USS Avocet shifted berths and assisted in fighting fire on USS California, USS Nevada and later the light cruiser USS Raleigh. The heavy smoke in the background is from the fires on USS Shaw DD-373.

United States Navy1941-12-07

US Navy Memorial

US Navy Memorial
Washington, DC, United States

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  • Title: USS Nevada BB-36 underway. USS Nevada received two torpedo hits and two to three bombs. As a result of her damage USS Nevada was beached at Hospital Point to preclude her blocking the channel. USS Nevada was refloated on 12 February 1942, repaired at Pearl Harbor and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards, returning to active sercie for Attu 11-18 May 1942. Completely remodernized she returned to action for the Normandy Campaign. USS Nevada was first commissioned in 1916. In the foreground is USS Avocet AVP-4 a small seaplane tender converted from a minsweeper first commissioned in 1918. USS Avocet into action early shot down the torpedo plane that had just hit USS California. In danger of fire from burning oil USS Avocet shifted berths and assisted in fighting fire on USS California, USS Nevada and later the light cruiser USS Raleigh. The heavy smoke in the background is from the fires on USS Shaw DD-373.
  • Creator: US Navy
  • Date Created: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Pearl Harbor, HI

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