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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 Charles Walters USN
Sea 1c Natale Torti USN
Ens Charles Stern USN
Sea 2c Rangner Tanner USN
F 2c Carl Dorr USN
Sea 1c Walter Foley USN
Sea 2c Floyd Helton USN
FC 3c William Gusie USN
Sea 1c Warren Gillette USN
SK 3c Chester Hord USN
RM 3c Theodore Jensen USN
EM 3c William Klasing USN
Bug M 2c Lionel Lescault USN
FC 2c Donald Mccloud USN
MM 1c Winfred Woods USN
F 1c James Webb USN
Sea 1c Leon Arickx USN
F 2c Ralph Battles USN
Sea 2c Raymond Boynton USN
Sea 1c Murry Cargile USN

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