Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
"Battleship Row" during the Pearl Harbor Attack - Surface Views



This page features surface views of the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor's "Battleship Row". Among the critical elements seen in some of these views is a large pool of burning oil that drifted southward from the flaming wreck of the Arizona. This caused heat damage to the hulls of ships it passed and prompted a temporary abandonment of USS California.

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Photo #: NH 97378

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View looking up "Battleship Row" on 7 December 1941, after the Japanese attack.
USS Arizona (BB-39) is in the center, burning furiously. To the left of her are USS Tennessee (BB-43) and the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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Photo #: NH 97377

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View looking up "Battleship Row" on 7 December 1941, after the Japanese attack.
The sunken and burning USS Arizona (BB-39) is in the center. To the left of her are USS Tennessee (BB-43) and the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-32691

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View of "Battleship Row" from the head of 1010 dock, during or immediately after the Japanese raid. USS Arizona (BB-39) is sunk and burning at right. USS West Virginia (BB-48) is in the right center, sunk alongside USS Tennessee (BB-43), with oil fires shrouding them both. The capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) is in the left center, alongside USS Maryland (BB-46).
Note wire spools in the right foreground, one marked "Crescent Wire & Cable Co., Trenton, N.J.".

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

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Photo #: 80-G-32750

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View of "Battleship Row" during or immediately after the Japanese raid. USS Arizona (BB-39) is sunk and burning at right. USS West Virginia (BB-48) is in the center, sunk alongside USS Tennessee (BB-43), with oil fires shrouding them both. The capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) is at the left, alongside USS Maryland (BB-46).

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

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Photo #: 80-G-33035

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View of "Battleship Row" during or immediately after the Japanese raid. USS West Virginia (BB-48) is at the right sunk alongside USS Tennessee (BB-43), with oil fires shrouding them both. The capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) is at the left, alongside USS Maryland (BB-46). Crewmen on the latter's stern are using firehoses to try to push burning oil away from their ship.

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

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Photo #: 80-G-32640

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


View looking down "Battleship Row" from Ford Island Naval Air Station, shortly after the Japanese torpedo plane attack.
USS California (BB-44) is at left, listing to port after receiving two torpedo hits. In the center are USS Maryland (BB-46) with the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) alongside. USS Neosho (AO-23) is at right, backing clear of the area. Most smoke is from USS Arizona (BB-39).

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

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Photo #: 80-G-19951

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


Oil fires burning on the water near Ford Island in the morning of 7 December 1941, shortly after the conclusion of the Japanese raid.
USS Maryland (BB-46) is in the center background. A harbor tug is at right.

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

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Photo #: 80-G-32669

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


USS Avocet (AVP-4) at Berth Fox-1A, at Ford Island, prior to 1045 hrs. on 7 December, when she moved to avoid oil fires drifting southward along the shore of Ford Island.

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

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Photo #: NH 50766

Pearl Harbor Raid, December 1941


USS Phoenix (CL-46) steams down the channel off Ford Island's "Battleship Row", past the sunken and burning USS West Virginia (BB-48), at left, and USS Arizona (BB-39), at right, 7 December 1941.

NHHC Photograph.

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