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Pearl Harbor Attack - Torpedoes En Route to Battleships

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This image depicts Pearl Harbor shortly after 7:55 AM on December 7, 1941.  This photo, by a member of the Japanese attack force, was later captured.  It is now maintained by the U.S. National Archives. 

Note the surface disturbances just to the left of the lined-up vessels.  The attack, against the battleships, is in process.

Left-to-right we see the following ships:

  • Nevada (BB-36)
  • Arizona (BB-39) (inboard), Vestal (AR-4) (outboard)
  • Tennessee (BB-43) (inboard), West Virginia (BB-48) (outboard)        
  • Maryland (BB-46) (inboard), Oklahoma (BB-37) (outboard) 
  • Neosho (AO-23)
  • California (BB-44)

Click on the image for a much-better view.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Naval History & Heritage Command

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