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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
SK 2c Gerald Clayton USN
Sea 2c Joseph Robertson USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Sampson USN
GM 3c Herman Schmidt USN
Sea 2c James Phipps USN
PhM 3c George Paradis USN
F 1c Elmer Nail USN
F 1c William Tucker USN
Sea 1c Maurice Spangler USN
Sea 2c Arthur Thinnes USN
Sea 1c Buford Dyer USN
Sea 2c James Flanagan USN
CFC Daniel Harris USN
CSK Herbert Hoard USN
Mach Daryl Goggin USN
Matt 2c Eugene Garris USN
Sea 1c Joseph Johnson USN
Sea 1c Elmer Lawrence USN
Bkr 2c David Kesler USN
F 1c Bert Mckeeman USN


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