Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
USS Arizona burning on 7 December 1941



This page features views of USS Arizona afire on 7 December 1941, the day she was destroyed by the explosion of her forward magazines.

For other views of USS Arizona at the time of her destruction, see

  • USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor Attack

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    Photo #: 80-G-19942

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning furiously, 7 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb.
    At left, men on the stern of USS Tennessee (BB-43) are playing fire hoses on the water to force burning oil away from their ship

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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    Photo #: NH 97379

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    The forward superstructure and Number Two 14"/45 triple gun turret of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39), afire after the Japanese raid, 7 December 1941.
    The foremast is leaning as a result of the collapse of the hull structure below its front leg, following the explosion of the ship's forward magazines.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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    Photo #: NH 97380

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    The forward superstructure and midships gun positions of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39), afire after the Japanese raid, 7 December 1941.
    At right are the ship's mainmast and boat cranes, which were beyond the areas wrecked by the explosion of her forward magazines.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC collection.

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    Photo #: 80-G-32485

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning after the Japanese attack, 7 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb, resulting in the collapse of structure below her two forward turrets and superstructure.
    The tug Hoga (YT-146) is alongside, fighting fires on board the wrecked battleship.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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    Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-32591

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning, with the National Ensign still flying at her stern.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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    Photo #: NH 97381

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    The sunken USS Arizona (BB-39) burns following the raid by Japanese carrier aircraft, 7 December 1941.
    Photographed from the shore of Ford Island.
    The after gun turrets of USS Tennessee (BB-43) are faintly visible at the extreme right. One of that ship's motor launches is nearby.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC collection.

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    Photo #: NH 83062

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    Sunk and burning at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941, after her forward magazines exploded when she was hit by Japanese bombs.
    YG-21 is alongside, helping to fight the fires.

    Collection of Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin, USN(Retired), 1975.

    NHHC Photograph.

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