USS Arizona


New Ships To Bear the Names Arizona and Oklahoma

By: Mark Loproto

It’s been over 75 years since a US Navy ship named USS Arizona or USS Oklahoma was in service. After being destroyed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941,... Read More

Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have... Read More

Will USS Arizona Ever Be Raised?

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu, was the site of a surprise attack that resulted in the loss of more than 2,400 lives. The primary... Read More

Your Time Aboard the USS Arizona Memorial

By: Mark Loproto

For many travelers to Oahu, visiting Pearl Harbor is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Even if you’re not a big history buff, it's still a place of great significance. Now that the... Read More

Read Before You Go: All the Gallant Men

By: Mark Loproto

Every Pearl Harbor survivor has a fascinating story to tell. On the morning of December 7, 1941, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack... Read More

The Nelsons of USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

The December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was an effort by Imperial Japan to destroy—or at the very least seriously disable—the US Navy's Pacific Fleet. Battleships serving out of... Read More

Don’t Miss These Pearl Harbor Photo Ops

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a tour of Pearl Harbor and find yourself immersed in the history and surrounded by hundreds of other curious visitors, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed.... Read More

The Father and Son Killed on USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of December 7th, 1941, USS Arizona (BB-39) became the site of horrific losses when an aerial fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy flew into Pearl Harbor and... Read More

Four Iconic Pearl Harbor Moments

By: Mark Loproto

Visiting Pearl Harbor is the best way of remembering those who gave their lives during the tragic events of December 7th, 1941. Spending time at the USS Arizona and Oklahoma... Read More

Bridge Named in Honor of Donald Stratton

By: Mark Loproto

More than 76 years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor and we are still finding new and inventive ways to recognize and honor the brave men who survived... Read More

How Was the USS Arizona Memorial Paid For?

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

History of the USS Arizona Memorial

By: Alison

The USS Arizona memorial is one of the most popular memorials at Pearl Harbor, attracting hundreds of curious visitors who wish the see the sunken ship. The history of the ship... Read More

Battleship USS Arizona’s 100th Birthday

By: Bruce D.

100 years ago today, the Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was the world's largest battleship, a super-dreadnaught. Arizona cost $15 Million. She waited until... Read More

Tips for visiting the USS Arizona Memorial

By: J. Owen

Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is an important trip, especially for Americans. This is the place where the United States was attacked and brought into World War II.... Read More

Dramatic USS Arizona Facts

By: J. Owen

By the time of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7th, 1941, the USS Arizona was no longer the newest ship.  The Navy was recognizing that the future was in... 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