Rescuing the USS <i>West Virginia</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Rescuing the USS West Virginia

Rescuing the USS <i>West Virginia</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sailors in a motor launch attempt a rescue of survivors from the water alongside the sunken battleship USS <i>West Virginia</i> during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. Seen behind the USS <i>West Virginia</i> is the battleship USS <i>Tennessee</i> which took a few hits to its main guns, some burning to the hull through oil fires, and some deck burning from debris that came from the USS <i>Arizona</i>. The USS <i>West Virginia</i> was hit by nine torpedoes and began taking on water. The crew used counter-flooding to stabilize the ship, but eventually the USS <i>West Virginia</i> sank.
DESCRIPTION
Sailors in a motor launch attempt a rescue of survivors from the water alongside the sunken battleship USS West Virginia during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. Seen behind the USS West Virginia is the battleship USS Tennessee which took a few hits to its main guns, some burning to the hull through oil fires, and some deck burning from debris that came from the USS Arizona. The USS West Virginia was hit by nine torpedoes and began taking on water. The crew used counter-flooding to stabilize the ship, but eventually the USS West Virginia sank.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:36604
Creation Date: 12 07 1941
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Pearl Harbor
County:
State:Hawaii
Collection Name:Williams, Alan North, 1912-2001 : Photographs, 1941-1946
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2002-155
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
SUBJECTS
Military bases
Naval history
Sailors
Warships
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Ocean
Harbors
Battles

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