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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 ascending
Sea 2c Michael Malek USN
RM 3c Charles Montgomery USN
OStd 3c Wilbur Williams USN
Sea 1c Gerald Bailey USN
B 1c William Blanchard USN
F 1c Wesley Brown USN
F 2c Richard Casto USN
F 3c Warren Crim USN
Sea 1c Lyal Savage USN
Matt 1c Bernard Scott USN
WT 1c Stephen Pepe USN
Sea 1c Camillus Ogrady USN
F 1c Frank Nicoles USN
Sea 2c Russell Ufford USN
F 1c Samuel Steiner USN
Ens Irvin Thompson USN
EM 3c Leslie Delles USN
RM 3c Earl Ellis USN
MM 1c George Hanson USN
SM 3c Austin Hesler USN

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