Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

Hi F&F,

The USS Arizona was a Brooklyn Navy Yard built battleship.  It was launched on June 19, 1915. It was sunk on December 7, 1941; that date is the “date which will live in infamy”; referred to by President Franklin D. Roosevelt; in his historic speech the Presidential Address to Congress of December 8, 1941 (also called the Infamy Speech). A total of 8 battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or severely damaged on that day. America was launched into World War II.

Below is a picture of a piece of wreckage from the USS Arizona. It is on display at BLDG 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard Center. It rests in a glass case in front of a wall sized picture of the, smoking and fatally wounded, battleship. The remains of the ship rest at the bottom of Pearl Harbor in approximately 40 feet of water.




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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

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  2. eof737 says:

    Quite impressive… WoW!

  3. Moe says:

    really? wow. I have to come visit bldg 92….

  4. what a great way to illustrate Launch! I love posts that touch on history!

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