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at pearl harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Daniel Pinna Great photo of a battleship with a wonderful history.

The USS Arizona was built by the U.S. Navy in the mid 1910's in honor of Arizona's admission into the union. The battleship did not engage in battle during W.W. I, but was utilized for training exercises, as an escort to President Woodrow Wilson during his visit to the Paris Peace Conference, and eventually added to the Pacific fleet to defend against Japan during W.W II. The U.S.S Arizona was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 where 1,177 officers and crew men died. Interesting to note, the USS Arizona was featured in Jimmy Cagney's film "Here Comes the Navy"

Thanks for sharing!
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