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USS Nevada (BB36) 1942 after being repaired from the Pearl Harbor attack.

USS Nevada in 1942 after being repaired from the Pearl Harbor attack. Note the twin secondary battery turrets.

14 in New Mexico class battleship USS Mississippi, early 1943. Having fortunately being absent from Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 she served throughout the Pacific campaign, notably in the last ever combat between battleships at Surigao Strait in November 1944. She survived well into the 1950s as a test bed for guided weapons.

14 in New Mexico class battleship USS Mississippi, early Having…

USS Colorado in late WW2 guise after extensive modernisation: lead ship of the third class of US dreadnoughts (the first to mount 16 in guns), she was fortunate to be absent from Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.  Her eventful Pacific War career included two kamikaze strikes in November 1944.  She was scrapped in 1947.

USS Colorado in late guise after extensive modernisation: lead ship of the…

USS Idaho (left) and USS New Mexico, Pearl Harbor, 1943.

Modernised battleships USS Idaho (left) and USS New Mexico at Pearl Harbor, 1943

USS Nevada BB-36 off of Cherbourg France on June 25, 1944  Pictures taken from HMS Enterprise   From the Imperial War Museum Archives - Royal Navy official photographer Allen, E E (Lt)

USS Nevada BB-36 off of Cherbourg France on June 25, 1944 Pictures taken from HMS Enterprise From the Imperial War Museum Archives - Royal Navy official photographer Allen, E E (Lt)

Salvage operations for the USS Oklahoma BB-37 after the ship was upright.  The Oklahoma was on it's way back to San Francisco for scrapping when it sunk under tow.  Today it sits on the floor of the Pacific somewhere between Pearl Harbor and California

“Salvage operations, USS Oklahoma sunk during the Pearl Harbor attack. Aerial view from the starboard bow, with the ship in the position during righting operations.

80-G-K-9343 | 80-G-K-9343 (Color): USS Missouri (BB-63). Anc… | Flickr

(Color): USS Missouri Anchored off Piraeus, Greece, April Official U. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.

The remains of the USS Oklahoma in tow, preparing to leave Pearl Harbor & head back to the naval yards in CA. The USS Oklahoma sank mid-way across the pacific...

The remains of the USS Oklahoma in tow, preparing to leave Pearl Harbor & head back to the naval yards in CA. The USS Oklahoma sank mid-way across the pacific.

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