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Pearl Harbor Battleships Attacked in 1941
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Photos and information about the eight United States battleships damaged during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Two of the three ships that were sunk at Pearl Harbor were raised, repaired, and returned to service. I think "sunk" is actually not quite accurate because I don't think Pearl Harbor was deep enough to completely cover the ships. Six of eight battleships damaged during the 1941 attack were returned to service and two of them were not. The USS Oklahoma capsized and was damaged beyond repair and the USS Arizona still sits at the bottom of Pearl Harbor.

USS Arizona
The USS Arizona battleship was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor and it was a total loss. It still sits at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. A beautiful white memorial was built over the USS Arizona and that memorial is still the most visited attraction in Hawaii today.

USS California
The USS California battleship sustained significant damage when it was hit by torpedos. The damage was serious enough to sink the ship if it had been in deeper water. After the attack it was raised and repaired and it was back in action by May of 1944.

USS Maryland
The USS Maryland Battleship was only slightly damaged and it was back in service again by February of 1942.

USS Nevada
The USS Nevada sustained heavy damage during the attack but later it was repaired and it was back in service by December of 1942.

USS Oklahoma
The USS Oklahoma capsized when it was attacked by the Japanese. It was totally destroyed and never went back into service.

USS Pennsylvania
The USS Pennsylvania Battleship was in drydock at the time of the attack. It was slightly damaged, and those damages were caused by a U.S. destroyer ship that was also in drydock, exploding. While those damages were being repaired, the ship was modernized, and it was put back in service in August of 1942.

USS Tennessee
The USS Tennessee was damaged, but it was repaired and back in service again by March of 1942.

USS West Virginia
The USS West Virginia was sunk by the Japanese but it was later raised and repaired. It was back in service by July of 1944.

See also:
- All Ships Attacked at Pearl Harbor
- More Photos of the Pearl Harbor Attack
- Planning a Visit to Pearl Harbor
- Aerial Photos of Pearl Harbor Today
- Introduction to Pearl Harbor
- Military Bases in Hawaii



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