The Pearl Harbor Attack. Is it true that oil still leaks from the USS Arizona? Yes. Currently, the ship leaks 2-9 quarts each day. The USS Arizona held approximately 1.5 million gallons (5.7 million liters) of “Bunker-C” oil. The ship burned for 2½ days, leaving an unspecified amount of oil on board.
Not many ships in Pearl Harbor were older than the UTAH (AG-16), ex-BB-31, launched 3 December 1909 and commissioned 31 August 1911. She served as BB-31 for nineteen years, then, following the London Naval Conference of 1930, she was disarmed and decommissioned in February 1931.
Rear Admiral William R. Furlong (right), Commandant of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, and another officer, on board the capsized hull of USS Oklahoma (BB-37), at Pearl Harbor on 6 September 1942.
Part of that plan involved the Normandie; it wasn’t until the bombing of Pearl Harbor, however, that Luciano’s scheme began to take form. Calling his three pals together again, he showed them a newspaper article in which the navy expressed concern about the possibility of Germans sabotaging ships in the harbor.
The ship also offers sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, the Oahu mountain ranges and the Arizona Memorial. Although a good percentage of the Pacific Fleet appeared to be at sea that day, a few ships were visible at the docks. Be sure to have sunscreen and dollar bills for refreshments.
The following is adapted from “Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima," by Martha MacCallum, available Feb. 25 on Amazon and at bookstores near you.
Other ships at Pearl Harbor took as many as seven torpedo hits but were repaired. One lingering question deals with the ship's oil, which began leaking on impact and has leaked slowly ever since.
Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath •On the morning of December 7, 1941, the navy of the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. •Over 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,178 more were wounded, 19 ships were damaged, and over 300 aircraft were destroyed. •The Japanese attack took the United States
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At least one ship's captain ran his vessel aground in shallow water rather than risk being sunk at the entrance, which would have blocked all the ships in. If you have ever heard the term shooting fish in a barrel, Pearl harbor is the perfect example of that.