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Underwater Survey of Arizona Wreck

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National Park Service (NPS) survey of ex-USS Arizona (BB-39). The top drawing, made based on 1986 dives, refined the two bottom drawings made from data collected in 1984. Surveyors were surprised to find the 14-inch (360 mm) guns of turret I in place; they were told that all weapons were removed. The survey found damage consistent with an explosion deep within the ship; the surrounding water and the armored hull directed the force of the explosion upward. Until this survey in the 1980s, little archeological work had been done on the wreck since salvage concluded in 1943. NPS divers found live ammunition from the raid on Pearl Harbor and chrome piping from previous memorials from the 1950s on Arizona‘s deck. The teak decking was still intact in some places.
Image Filename wwii1418.jpg
Image Size 1.67 MB
Image Dimensions 3000 x 1477
Photographer Larry Nordby and Jerry Livingston
Photographer Title National Park Service
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed January 01, 1989
Location Berth F-7
City Pearl Harbor
State or Province Hawaii
Country United States of America
Archive National Park Service
Record Number Submerged Cultural Resources Unit
Status Caption ©2010, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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