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USS Oglala Being Attacked by the Japanese
Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

The USS Oglala was a CM-4 mine layer that was sunk during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. After the attack it was raised and repaired and in February of 1944 it was put back into service.

USS Oglala Capsized in Pearl Habor
Photo Credit: United States Navy

At 8:00 a.m. on December 7, 1941, personnel on the USS Oglala saw Japanese bombs dropping onto Ford Island and into Pearl Harbor. then they saw bombs bombs being dropped on the seven battleships in an area of the Pearl Harbor known as battleship row. Next they saw Japanese torpedo bomber planes skimming the surface of the water toward them, and they saw the planes drop three torpedos into the channel that subsequently struck their ship and the USS Helena light cruiser.

Damaged USS Oglala and USS Helena
In this picture of Pearl Harbor dry dock #1 you can that the USS Oglala has capsized and the USS Helena has been damaged.

USS Oglala Photo Taken in 1929
This Navy photo appeared in the February 1969 issue of "All Hands" Magazine.

Oglala at Pearl Harbor Supply Depot
This picture of the USS Oglala next to the Pearl harbor Supply Depot was taken on September 17, 1941, about 2.5 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Habor.

Location of the Oglala on October 14, 1941

Oglala After Repairs in December 1942

See also:
- All Ships Attacked at Pearl Harbor
- 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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