USS Tennessee at Pearl Harbour

USS Tennessee at Sea

No torpedoes hit the USS Tennessee. The primary reason for her lucky fate was her location inboard of West Virginia. The West Virginia protected USS Tennessee by taking seven torpedo hits. Tennessee was a Tennessee class battleship.  She weighed 33,190 tons with a length of 624 ft. Early on in the Pearl Harbour attack, two 800lb armor piercing bombs that

USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbour

USS Oklahoma foreground capsized

With twelve torpedo launched against her, USS Oklahoma took the brunt of the torpedo attack on Pearl Harbour.  Nine of those torpedoes hit their mark.  The torpedo attack ripped open holes in the Oklahoma’s hull and caused her to list 40 degrees. Eventually she turned turtle and rolled 135 degrees and 429 men lost their lives. The Oklahoma

Battleship Row at Pearl Harbour

Battleship Row Aerial

What was Battleship Row? Battleship Row was the name for the moorings on the East side of Ford Island where the battleships were moored. On December 7th, 1941, only 7 of the 9 Pacific Fleet battleships were at Battleship Row. The USS Pennsylvania was in drydock and the USS Colorado was in overhaul in Bremerton, WA. Battleship