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Learning Pearl Harbor: What were Dreadnoughts?

May 16, 2018 ·  
When learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor, it's usually the battleships that get most of the attention, and a term that often comes up when describing these ships is "dreadnought," and even "super-dreadnought." So what exactly were the dreadnoughts? The Origin of the Dreadnought Though dreadnoughts played a major role in early 20th-century American […]
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The Congressional Pearl Harbor Investigation

May 15, 2018 · Jason Alghussein
Almost from the moment the Japanese planes returned to their ships after their devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, there were all kinds of conspiracy theories about how they could have pulled off such a large operation that took the United States by complete surprise.  Some of these put President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the spotlight, […]
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Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Pennsylvania

May 10, 2018 ·  
Unlike the others seven US Navy battleships present at Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) wasn't lined up on Battleship Row along the southeast coast of Ford Island, and therefore avoided the major damage those ships sustained in the Japanese attack. USS Pennsylvania Before Pearl Harbor Following her […]
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Descent into Darkness: The Divers of Pearl Harbor

May 09, 2018 ·  
To get a true sense of the amount of damage done when Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, it’s best to rely on the recollections of those who lived through it. They may have been caught up in the chaos of the events as they unfolded, but many of their accounts are […]
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Learning Pearl Harbor: What are Battleship Classes?

May 08, 2018 · Jason Alghussein
On the morning of December 7, 1941, there were seven battleships moored along Battleship Row with an eighth nearby in dry dock. The USS Nevada (BB-36), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), USS Arizona (BB-39), USS Tennessee (BB-43), USS California (BB-44), USS Maryland (BB-46), and USS West Virginia (BB-48) were all battleships of the US Navy, but there were distinctions between them. Every naval vessel belongs to a class, named […]
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How Was the USS Arizona Memorial Paid For?

April 19, 2018 ·  
Have you ever wondered where the money comes from to finance the memorials commemorating events like the attack on Pearl Harbor? The USS Arizona Memorial has been the centerpiece of Pearl Harbor tours for more than 50 years, having been dedicated on May 30, 1962. A primary target during the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack […]
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Pearl Harbor Scourge: Mitsubishi A6M Zero

April 09, 2018 ·  
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese A6M Zero Model 21 manufactured by Mitsubishi was one of the most iconic participants in the attack on Pearl Harbor. While the bombers inflicted the bulk of the damage, the Zero fighter planes kept the American forces at bay, strafing battleship decks and airfields to maximize the deadly efficiency […]
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American Aviation History on Ford Island

March 26, 2018 ·  
Most tours of Pearl Harbor include stops at the museums and monuments on Ford Island. Located in the middle of Pearl Harbor, Ford Island is a 441-acre island that's prominent in both Hawaiian culture and American history. While it's best known as the location of Battleship Row, the scene of massive destruction during the Japanese […]
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Learning Pearl Harbor: What Were Seaplane Tenders?

March 20, 2018 · Jason Alghussein
The classifications of navy ships don’t require much explanation. Battleships are vessels designed specifically for battle. Aircraft carriers transport airplanes across the ocean. Destroyers, like battleships, were intended specifically for combat. So it shouldn't be difficult to guess what purpose seaplane tenders were built for. As early as the First World War, these vessels were […]
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The History of Hangar 37 on Ford Island

February 23, 2018 ·  
Getting to know every element of a place as rich in history as Pearl Harbor can be a daunting task. When planning a visit to this important site and the many exhibits and memorials contained within, it helps to have some background understanding of what awaits. Many people already have at least some knowledge about […]
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