Battleship USS Arizona's 100th Birthday

Battleship USS Arizona ready to launch

100 years ago today, the Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was the world’s largest battleship, a super-dreadnaught. Arizona cost $15 Million. She waited until high tide to be christened and launched. Senator Ashurst and Miss Esther Rose joined Arizona Governor Hunt in the delegation from Arizona to launch the magnificent

Michael Elkovics – Survivor USS St. Louis, Pearl Harbour

Michael Elkovics Ash Scattering Ceremony

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael Elkovics’s ashes were laid to rest from the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island on June 10, 2015. During the attack he served aboard USS St. Louis, Pearl Harbour. Born Nov. 14, 1921 in Morristown, New Jersey, Elkovics joined the U.S. Navy in August 1940. He served on the light Cruiser

USS Arizona Memorial Rated #5 Landmarks – US

USS Arizona Memorial Closed Temporarily

The same week that the Arizona Memorial had to close because of damage to its dock, TripAdvisor released the Traveler’s Choice awards for 2015.  The USS Arizona Memorial ranked #5 in United States Landmarks. We are very proud that our monument is appreciated by so many. Part of the reason that travelers rate the Arizona