Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941 USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning furiously, 7 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb. At left, men on the stern of USS Tennessee (BB-43) are playing fire hoses on the water to force burning oil away from their ship Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
Sadly, 1,177 met their deaths on the Arizona that day – nearly half the total of those who lost their lives in the entire attack. Interestingly, each day over two quarts of oil still leak from the wreck of the Arizona, and you can see the seepage in the water.