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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 ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Walter Stein USN
MM 1c Ulis Steely USN
Sea 1c Kirby Stapleton USN
Sea 1c Maurice Spangler USN
Sea 1c James Solomon USN
WT 1c Walter Sollie USN
Mus 1c Rowland Smith USN
M 1c Leonard Smith USN
EM 3c Merle Smith USN
Sea 1c Edward Slapikas USN
Sea 2c Garold Skiles USN
SM 1c Eugene Skaggs USN
GM 1c William Silva USN
FC 1c Edward Shelden USN
SM 3c William Shanahan USN
F 2c William Shafer USN
SF 1c Everett Severinson USN
Sea 2c William Sellon USN
Ens Verdi Sederstrom USN
F 1c Chester Seaton USN


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