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Stuck between sinking ships


    The USS Tennessee, center left, was surrounded by the severely damaged West Virginia, left, and the smoldering wreckage of the Arizona, right. Flames from oil fires and burning debris along with two bomb strikes damaged the battleship, trapped at its mooring position.

While the USS Tennessee survived the bombs and torpedoes of Dec. 7, 1941, its location posed the greatest threat. Surrounded by the burning, sinking wrecks of the USS Oklahoma, West Virginia and Arizona, the Tennessee could not escape its mooring position on Battleship Row. Read more

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