Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 --
USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee after 7 December 1941

This page features views of USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee in the days following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but prior to the start of significant salvage operations.

Images of USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee on 7 December 1941

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Photo #: 80-G-19945

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941

The sunken battleship West Virginia (BB-48) after her fires were out, possibly on 8 December 1941. USS Tennessee (BB-48) is inboard.
An OS2U floatplane (marked "4-O-3") is upside down on West Virginia's main deck. A second OS2U is partially burned out atop the Turret # 3 catapult.
Note radar antenna atop West Virginia's foremast.

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

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Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

Photo #: NH 50770

Pearl Harbor Raid, December 1941

USS Tennessee (BB-43), at left, alongside the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48), photographed from the capsized hull of USS Oklahoma (BB-37) on 10 December 1941, three days after the Japanese raid.
The mainmast of USS Arizona (BB-39) is visible in the right distance.

Collection of Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin.

NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 64479

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941

View of the top of Turret # 3 on USS Tennessee (BB-43), showing damage to the turret and its catapult caused by a Japanese armor-piercing bomb. Photographed in December 1941, shortly after the raid.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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