5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona. 1. The USS Arizona was commissioned on October 17th, 1916 and was sunk on December 7th, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona still leaks fuel. U.S.S. The USS Arizona Battleship exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen. The USS Arizona’s Rear Admiral, Isaac C. Kidd, died during the Japanese air strike on the ship. Originally

USS Indianapolis, U.S. Navy heavy cruiser sunk by the Japanese on July 30, 1945, after which only some 300 were saved from the shark-infested waters. The second ARIZONA (Battleship No. Captain Isaac C. Kidd Fuel Still Seeps From the Wreck of Arizona. Americans fired the first shot. The fatal blow to the ship came from a 1,760 pound bomb that was able to pierce the armor of the battleship. 39, which is to be a sister ship of the new Pennsylvania, and which with that ship will share the honor of being the world’s biggest and most powerful, both offensively and defensively, superdreadnought ever constructed.

Much of that fuel helped ignite the explosion and subsequent fires that destroyed the ship, but -- amazingly -- some fuel continues to seep out of the wreckage. Author: Barbara Maranzani. Arizona, lost Pearl Harbor ship, is explored and facts about the ship, her men and the falacies surrounding the Arizona are detailed. Arizona, lost Pearl Harbor ship, is explored and facts about the ship, her men and the falacies surrounding the Arizona are detailed. Another of the interesting facts about USS Arizona is that she served as a filming location.The 1934 James Cagney film Here Comes the Navy featured Pat O’Brien and Gloria Stuart.Here Comes the Navy was a romantic comedy that earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.. Arizona was one of two filming locations that later met with tragedy. While the Navy did remove parts of the ship for reuse, the wreck of the USS Arizona Battleship still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. U.S.S.

History of the USS Arizona. 10 Interesting Pearl Harbor Facts. Many of the other ships involved in the Pearl Harbor attack were able to be salvaged, but not the USS Arizona. Top 10 Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Facts. Explore little-known facts about the "date which will live in infamy." He turned out to be the first U.S Navy flag officer killed by enemy fire in the Pacific theaters. Arizona, the Grand Canyon state, achieved statehood on February 14, 1912, the last of the 48 coterminous United States to be admitted to the union. Written by Vincent James "Jim" Vlach, Jr., USS Arizona Survivor. He was posthumously awarded the medal of honor. Here are some USS Arizona facts: When the Arizona was built, this is what the New York Times had to say about her No. The day before the attacks, the USS Arizona took on a full load of fuel, nearly 1.5 million gallons. 1. 39) was laid down on 16 March 1914 at the New York Navy Yard; launched on 19 June 1915; sponsored by Miss Esther Ross of Prescott, Arizona; and commissioned at her builder's yard on 17 October 1916, Captain John D. McDonald in command.