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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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 ascending Service Branch
SF 3c John Wydila USN
Sea 2c Steven Wodarski USN
F 3c Milton Wilson USN
Pfc Earl Wallen USMC
Matt 3c David Walker USN
Matt 2c George Vining USN
F 1c George Ulrich USN
Sea 2c Pete Turk USN
RM 3c Frank Treanor USN
SK 3c Edward Szurgot USN
EM 1c Charles Sweany USN
Matt 1c Leo Stapler USN
Sea 2c Lloyd Smith USN
Matt 2c Frank Simmons USN
Sea 2c Tceollyar Simmons USN
Pvt Shelby Shook USMC
Mus 2c Russell Shelly USN
GM 3c Erwin Searle USN
MM 1c Robert Scott USN
F 1c Morris Saffell USN


Prepared by CAPT R. O. Strange USN (Ret.)