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USS Oklahoma: Ship was righted and patched but later sank

  • NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

    The capsized USS Oklahoma was righted using a system of hydraulic winching machines ashore at Ford Island. Below, a barge was docked next to the battleship a day after the attack to support rescue efforts of sailors trapped onboard. The USS Maryland was at the right.

As early as May 1942 the Navy indicated that it wanted to salvage the battleship USS Oklahoma, according to the writings of retired Vice Adm. Homer N. Wallin, who was charged with the fleet salvage as a Navy captain. Read more

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