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USS Tennessee BB-43 inboard of USS West Virginia - fighting fire started by debris and flaming oil from USS Arizona. Sinking USS West Virginia wedged USS Tennessee against two massive concrete piers and she could not move. Hit several times by bombs - USS Tennessee's two concrete piers were demolished by dynamite and were cleared away by 16 December. Arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 29 December 1941 permanent repairs were commenced and returned to service on 25 February 1942. Returning to Puget Sound she was rebuilt and emerged again 7 May 1943. USS Tennessee earned a Navy Unit Commendation and ten 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 Tennessee BB-43 inboard of USS West Virginia - fighting fire started by debris and flaming oil from USS Arizona. Sinking USS West Virginia wedged USS Tennessee against two massive concrete piers and she could not move. Hit several times by bombs - USS Tennessee's two concrete piers were demolished by dynamite and were cleared away by 16 December. Arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 29 December 1941 permanent repairs were commenced and returned to service on 25 February 1942. Returning to Puget Sound she was rebuilt and emerged again 7 May 1943. USS Tennessee earned a Navy Unit Commendation and ten battle stars for World War II.
  • Creator: US Navy
  • Date Created: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Pearl Harbor, HI

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