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U.S.S. Arizona

 
 
U.S.S. Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
circa September 25, 2012
1. U.S.S. Arizona Marker
Inscription.
At 0755, 7 December 1941,
near this spot at Berth Fox 7
The USS Arizona
was hit by one torpedo and approximately seven bombs. One bomb went down the stack and another penetrated the black powder magazines. The sunken ship remains the tomb of nine hundred men. The USS Vestal was moored alongside the Arizona but got underway and was beached on Aiea Shoal after having been struck by two fifteen inch armor-piercing projectile type bombs.
 
Location. 21° 21.946′ N, 157° 57.061′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Langley Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located on Ford Island, part of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Due to heightened security, access to the base is restricted with exception to visiting, with prior permission, the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial and the battleship, USS Missouri. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Arizona Memorial (here, next to this marker); U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Sacred Site
U.S.S. Arizona Marker image. Click for more information.
Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret), from the Defense Imagery website, June 8, 2000
2. U.S.S. Arizona Marker
The USS Arizona Memorial is in the background.
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(about 600 feet away); USS West Virginia Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (approx. 0.3 miles away); U. S. S. Missouri (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pearl Harbor Panorama-North (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pearl Harbor Panorama-West (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor Attack. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. USS Vestal during the Pearl Harbor Attack. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Pacific History Parks Site Pearl Harbor Page. This page has a beautiful aerial photograph showing the submerged USS Arizona visible just below the green waters with the white Memorial sitting astride the battleship. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. U.S.S. Arizona
U.S.S. Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2008
3. U.S.S. Arizona Marker
Telephoto view of marker from the U.S.S. Arizona memorial.
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This is one of several markers scattered around the base & surrounding area, memorializing not only the battleships attacked on Dec 7th, but also other ships such as the Ward, Monaghan, etc. They are all the same types of plaques, most mounted on white pedestals like Arizona, a few not. Several of these markers, like Arizona's, contain incorrect information. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 15, 2008, by Joseph Clark of Mt Lake Park, Maryland.

 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
A view of the USS <i>Arizona</i> Memorial image. Click for more information.
By Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret), June 8, 2000
4. A view of the USS Arizona Memorial
Picture downloaded from the Defense Imagery website.
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U.S.S. Arizona Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Conrad Woo, October 4, 2010
5. U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
Taken from ferry shuttling visitors between shore and the memorial.
U.S.S. Arizona Memorial wall image. Click for full size.
By Conrad Woo, October 4, 2010
6. U.S.S. Arizona Memorial wall
Inscription reads: "To the memory of the gallant men here entombed and their shipmates who gave their lives in action on December 7, 1941 on the USS Arizona." This memorial was installed and rededicated by AMVETS April 4, 1984.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,911 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2012.   2. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2010, by Conrad Woo of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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