Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
Wreck of USS Arizona, after 7 December 1941


This page features views of USS Arizona's wreck in the days following her destruction.

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

  • USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Other views of sunken and damaged ships at Pearl Harbor, after 7 December 1941, see:


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    Photo #: NH 97382

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    A harbor tug (YT) and a garbage lighter (YG) fighting fires on the battleship, after she was sunk at Pearl Harbor by Japanese bombs on 7 December 1941.
    This photograph may have been taken on the following day.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC collection.

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    Photo #: 80-G-32761

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    USS Widgeon (ASR-1) alongside the stern of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39), probably on or about 8 December 1941.
    Arizona's two after triple 14"/45 gun turrets, visible at left, were later removed and turned over to the Army for use as coastal defense batteries on Oahu.
    In the right distance is the hulk of the old minelayer Baltimore (CM-1).

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

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    Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

     
    Photo #: NH 83063

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    Burned out and sunk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after her fires were out, 9 December 1941. She was destroyed when bombs detonated her forward magazines during the Japanese raid of 7 December 1941.
    USS Tern (AM-31) and USS Navajo (AT-64) are alongside.
    USS Solace (AH-5) is in the center distance.

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

    NHHC Photograph.

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    Photo #: NH 83064

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    Sunk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after her fires were out, 9 December 1941. She was destroyed during the Japanese raid of 7 December 1941.
    USS Navajo (AT-64) and USS Tern (AM-31) are alongside, spraying water to cool her burned out forward superstructure and midships area.
    In the left center distance are the masts of USS West Virginia (BB-48) and USS Tennessee (BB-43).

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

    NHHC Photograph.

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    Photo #: NH 97383

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    View of the starboard side of the sunken battleship's collapsed foremast and midships area, taken at Pearl Harbor on 9 December 1941, two days after the Japanese attack that destroyed her.
    A motor whaleboat is at left, apparently carrying an inspection party.
    On the opposite side of Arizona is USS Tern (AM-31), spraying water on the still-hot wreckage.
    Stern of USS West Virginia (BB-48), also sunk in the Japanese raid, is at right.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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    Photo #: 80-G-1021538

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
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    The burned-out, sunken wreck of USS Arizona (BB-39), photographed some days after the attack.

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

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    Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

     
    Photo #: NH 63918

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    Burned out and sunk in Pearl Harbor on 10 December 1941, three days after she was destroyed during the 7 December Japanese raid.
    Ships in the background are USS Saint Louis (CL-49), in center, and the hulked minelayer Baltimore (CM-1) at left.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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    Photo #: NH 84004

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    View taken on 10 December 1941, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, showing the ship sunk at her moorings as a result of the Japanese attack on the 7th.
    Ships in the background include (from left to center): USS Tangier (AV-8), USS Solace (AH-5), a Brooklyn class light cruiser, and the hulk of the old minelayer USS Baltimore (CM-1).

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Forrestal Collection, 1975.

    NHHC Collection.

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    Photo #: NH 64473

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    Wrecked at Pearl Harbor, 12 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded, destroying the ship, when she was hit by bombs during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack.
    By the date of this photo, the National Ensign was being flown from her mainmast, rather than at the stern.

    NHHC Collection.

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    Photo #: NH 83993

    USS Arizona (BB-39)


    View of the sunken battleship's forward superstructure, showing damage caused when her forward magazines exploded during the 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The photograph was taken on 17 February 1942, as work began to remove the collapsed wreckage.
    The crane in the left background was then removing Arizona's mainmast.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Forrestal Collection, 1975.

    NHHC Photograph.

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