Battleship Oklahoma, BB-37

Battleship Oklahoma, BB-37

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On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined.

Jeff Phister and his coauthors have written the comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. Phister tells how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship's history occurred on December 7, 1941.

Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event.

Raised after the attack, the Oklahoma sank again while being towed stateside and now rests on the ocean floor, 540 miles northeast of Oahu. Battleship Oklahoma : BB-37 tells the complete story of a proud ship and her fall through the eyes of those who survived her loss.

Publisher: Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780806139173
080613917X
9780806139364
0806139366
Branch Call Number: 359.3252 PHISTER
Characteristics: xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hone, Thomas
Goodyear, Paul

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