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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 James Milner USN
Sea 2c James Minter USN
Sea 1c Bernard Mirello USN
GM 3c William Montgomery USN
Sea 1c Wayne Newton USN
QM 3c June Parker USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Payne USN
F 3c George Pendarvis USN
Sea 2c Lewis Pitts USN
Prtr 2c Alexsander Przybysz USN
Sea 2c Roy Pullen USN
Sea 1c Edward Racisz USN
CRE Thomas Reeves USN
Ens Joseph Richey USN
Sea 2c Edwin Ripley USN
Sea 1c Earl Roberts USN
RM 3c Alfred Rosenthal USN
RM 2c Joe Ross USN
RM 3c Frank Royse USN
F 1c Morris Saffell USN

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