USS Wisconsin (BB-64). Tied up outboard of the hulk of USS Oklahoma (BB-37), at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 11 November 1944. Note: anti-torpedo netting outboard of the ships; great difference in lengths of these two battleships. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 78940.
USS Oklahoma (BB 37), showing extent of torpedo damage, after being righted. Evidence suggests possible mini submarine strike using larger Type 97 torpedoes (800lb TNT equiv. warhead), compared to the Type 91 aerial variety (450lb).
USS Oklahoma BB-37. Oklahoma had a chequered reputation between the wars courtesy of her reciprocating triple-expansion engines which frequently gave trouble and degraded her speed and reliability compared to the other 11 turbine- and turbo-electric drive ships that formed the main battleline of the U.S. Fleet between the wars. Her perpetual status as a private ship was evidenced by the lack of build-up in her superstructure that gave her masts a relatively taller and more elegant…
Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed