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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
MM 1c Winfred Woods USN
F 1c Creighton Workman USN
GM 2c John Wortham USN
CWT Paul Wright USN
Ens Eldon Wyman USN
F 2c Martin Young USN
Sea 1c Robert Young USN
WT 1c Joseph Yurko USN
CSM Thomas Zvansky USN


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