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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services

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California

Sunday, December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor Attack - Battleship Row
During the Pearl Harbor attack at 0805 a bomb exploded below decks in California, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. ... Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the in-rushing water could not be isolated and the ship settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 99

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 1c Howard Adkins USN
Matt 1c Moses Allen USN
Sea 1c Wilbur Bailey USN
Sea 1c Glen Baker USN
F 2c James Ball USN
Sea 1c Harold Bandemar USN
Sea 1c Michael Bazetti USN
RM 2c Albert Beal USN
SF 2c Thomas Beckwith USN
PhM 1c Henry Blankenship USN
Pfc John Blount USMC
F 1c Edward Bowden USN
Ens Robert Bowers USN
Sea 1c Robert Brewer USN
Matt 1c Samuel Bush USN
F 2c James Butler USN
BM 1c Elmer Carpenter USN
F 1c Cullen Clark USN
M 2c Francis Cole USN
FC 3c Kenneth Cooper USN

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