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Oklahoma

Ship Designation: 
BB-37
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Calvin Palmer USN
HA 1c John Mulick USN
EM 3c William Trapp USN
Sea 1c Donald Stott USN
Sea 1c Houston Temples USN
SF 3c John Donald USN
EM 3c Robert Fields USN
CEM Albert Hayden USN
Mus 1c Joseph Hoffman USN
EM 3c George Gooch USN
WT 1c Charles Hudson USN
F 3c Kenneth Jayne USN
Sea 2c Hans Kvalnes USN
F 3c Alfred Livingston USN
WT 1c Edwin Mccabe USN
GM 2c John Wortham USN
Sea 1c Jack White USN
Ens Stanley Allen USN
Sea 2c Wilbur Barrett USN
Matt 1c Ralph Boudreaux USN

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