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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
Multiple Air Attacks at Pearl Harbor
Three torpedo hits occurred to Oklahoma soon after the attack commenced. As ship began to capsize, two more torpedoes struck; as men abandoned ship Japanese planes dove in for strafing runs. Oklahoma rolled over with mast touching the bottom of the harbor. ... 415 killed during the attack and 32 others were wounded. Many crew members were trapped in the overturned battleship surviving in pockets of air until rescuers could cut access holes in the bottom of the ship to rescue them; a total of 32 survivors were ultimately saved.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 429

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Lyal Savage USN
Sea 1c John Savidge USN
F 1c Paul Saylor USN
F 1c Walter Schleiter USN
GM 3c Herman Schmidt USN
Lt(jg) Aloysius Schmitt USN
F 1c Andrew Schmitz USN
PhM 1c John Schoonover USN
Matt 1c Bernard Scott USN
F 1c Chester Seaton USN
Ens Verdi Sederstrom USN
Sea 2c William Sellon USN
SF 1c Everett Severinson USN
F 2c William Shafer USN
SM 3c William Shanahan USN
FC 1c Edward Shelden USN
GM 1c William Silva USN
SM 1c Eugene Skaggs USN
Sea 2c Garold Skiles USN
Sea 1c Edward Slapikas USN


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