100 Year Old Pearl Harbour Survivor Wayne Shelnutt

USS California sinking

Check out this excellent article by Pete Mecca of the Rockdale News about Pearl Harbour Survivor Wayne Shelnutt. His account of the attack is quite fascinating. He served aboard the Battleship USS California, flagship of the Pacific Fleet. Shelnutt mentions that on December 5th, 1941 someone on his ship spotted a submarine.  They spent the

Battleship USS California at Pearl Harbour

Battleship USS California

USS California Before the Pearl Harbour Attack Launched in 1919, USS California (BB-44) was a proud ship, the flagship of the fleet. She held that title for 20 years from 1921 until 1941. A seemingly carefree ship, California was nicknamed “alky barge” California was a well built Tennessee class battleship. Like USS Tennessee, which was