USS Nevada beached at Hospital Point after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Admiral chose to beach her after sustaining multiple hits & slowly sinking, as to prevent blocking the entrance in/out of Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.
USS Tennessee in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Next to her lies USS West Virginia sunken in shallow water. Both would be repaired, rebuilt and star in a battleship gunfight later in the war, the battle of Surigao Strait.
peerintothepast: Smoke rises from the burning buildings on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu Island, after the surprise attack by the Japanese which brought America into World War II, December Photo by Epics/Getty Images