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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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
RM 3c Alfred Rosenthal USN
GM 3c John Deetz USN
RM 3c Donald Larsen USN
SF 3c John Wydila USN
MM 1c Robert Scott USN
Sea 1c Robert Brewer USN
SK 3c Edward Szurgot USN
RM 2c Joe Ross USN
SK 1c Edward Davis USN
SK 3c Arlie Keener USN
Matt 1c Moses Allen USN
Matt 1c Samuel Bush USN
QM 3c June Parker USN
F 1c Morris Saffell USN
SK 2c Marshall Dompier USN
BM 1c Harry Kaufman USN
F 2c James Butler USN
Sea 1c Wayne Newton USN
Ens Joseph Richey USN
Sea 1c Norman Douglas USN


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