Battleships


Pearl Harbor Terminology – Battleship Row

By: Mark Loproto

Any discussion of the attack on Pearl Harbor includes references to something called “Battleship Row.” In your mind, you may be picturing a row of battleships lined up within the... Read More

“Old Mary,” Pearl Harbor, and the War in the Pacific

By: Mark Loproto

There are notable figures that come out of every conflict, whether they do so standing upright or lying down. For Pearl Harbor, one such figure, a survivor against all odds,... Read More

Facts about the USS Arizona (BB-39)

By: Mark Loproto

When people discuss the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s difficult not to bring up the USS Arizona. Considered one of the greatest tragedies of that day, the mighty Pennsylvania-class battleship... Read More

Turning Point: The Battle of Midway

By: Mark Loproto

  On December 7th, 1941, an aerial force of the Imperial Japanese Navy entered American airspace and commenced one of the worst attacks ever felt on American soil. The Territory... Read More

Legacy of the USS Tennessee

By: Mark Loproto

Many US Navy vessels were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it was the battleships that bore the brunt of the surprise attack. Among the mighty vessels moored within... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s Forgotten Battleship

By: Mark Loproto

Touring the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor located on the south coast of Oahu, you can learn and understand the stories behind the battleships... Read More

USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor

By: Bruce D.

Affectionately nicknamed "Wee Vee", USS West Virginia was commissioned in in December 1923.  She was moved to Hawaii in 1940 with the US Pacific Fleet and was the youngest of all... Read More

Battleship USS California at Pearl Harbor

By: Bruce D.

USS California Before the Pearl Harbor Attack Launched in 1919, USS California (BB-44) was a proud ship, the flagship of the fleet. She held that title for 20 years from... Read More

USS Maryland at Pearl Harbor

By: Bruce D.

The USS Maryland does not get the same attention as the other battleships that were at Pearl Harbor. Perhaps because she sustained minimal damage or because she only lost 4... Read More

USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

Battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) was the lead ship of the Nevada class battleships, which included her sister ship USS Oklahoma. 27,500 ton Nevada was launched one year before USS Arizona as the... Read More

USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

With twelve torpedo launched against her, USS Oklahoma took the brunt of the torpedo attack on Pearl Harbor.  Nine of those torpedoes hit their mark.  The torpedo attack ripped open holes in the... Read More

History of the USS Missouri

By: J. Owen

One of the most famous warships of the US Navy, also known as “Mighty Mo” has left her mark in military and national history of the United States in the... Read More

USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

The most devastating loss of the attack on Pearl Harbor was on the USS Arizona, accounting for nearly half of the 2403 total deaths. 1,177 men died on the battleship Arizona when... Read More

Battleship USS Missouri

By: J. Owen

The USS Missouri is perhaps the most famous Battleship ever built, she is 887 feet long and displaces 45,000 tons. She has traveled around the world and served her nation for... Read More