Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona
75 years later
Seventy five years ago today, the USS Arizona exploded in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Of the 2,403 people that died that day, 1,177 were aboard the Arizona. Built in 1915, it was the last of the "super-dreadnought" ships commissioned, and one of the largest of its time.
During the attack, the ship was hit by a Japanese bomb that ignited the magazines on board, causing a massive explosion. The ship sunk in shallow water, and remains at the bottom of Pearl Harbor to this day.
Below are a few things to help remember and learn about the ship, Pearl Harbor, and one of the most infamous days in American history.
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