• November 29, 2022

[VIDEO] First Look at U.S.S. Arizona Since it Sank at Pearl Harbor

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It’s been 75 years since anyone has seen the USS Arizona that was sunk at Pearl Harbor. ¬†A Japanese bomb hit the cargo hold that contained one million pounds of ammunition and 180,000 gallons of fuel for the ship.

Direct hit: The battleship sinking after being hit by Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941; After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, it exploded violently and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen; unlike many other ships on the day it was irreparably damaged

In the film, a crew maneuvers the underwater vehicle throughout the lower decks of the Arizona; Stratton was 500 feet away when a 1,700-pound bomb hit a storage area holding one million pounds of ammunition and 180,000 gallons of gasoline

PBS says this is the first time footage has been captured of the ship since it sank; The USS Arizona lost all their men in just two hours; Stratton only survived because of a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class on the USS Vestal

'This is another way to allow the survivors to remember what it was like. To see what their shipmates endured and to strengthen that bond,' Scott Pawlowski, chief of cultural resources at the Arizona Memorial said

The crew saw no remains of the 1,177 sailors and Marines who perished while on the ship during the attack

The unmanned remote controlled vehicle lights up the dark waters as it records the new footage 

 

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