Saturday, June 16, 2018

The USS Arizona Memorial-- Part 1: Battleship Was Considered a Total Loss at End of Battle

The USS Arizona Memorial was designed by Honolulu architect Alfred Preis.

It was built in 1962 and straddles the wreck of the ship.  Of the crew, 1,177 died in a huge explosion early in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Some 900 sailors are still aboard the ship, cremated by two and a half days of a searing fire.  Just 355 survived that day.

The Arizona was considered a total loss and no effort was made at salvage.


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