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Cocoli where the living is easy...

Page 19 - Battlewagons on the move...

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USS Missouri providing gun fire support 

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16 inch guns reaching out...

Going in Harms Way...

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Battleships in a line

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USS Arizona BB-39 in heavy seas going in Harms Way.
(Circa mid 30's)

USS Arizona BB-39
 
Date of Commission: October 1916 (Panama Canal opened in April 15, 1914
Displacement: (full load) 37,654 tons
Length: (overall) 608 feet
Armament: (12) - 14"/45 caliber guns in 4 triple turrets
                    Ten 5"/51 caliber casement guns
                    Eight 5"/25 anti-aircraft guns
                    Eight .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine guns
Machinery:  Six Bureau Express Boilers,
                     Four Westinghouse (3,600 rpm)
                     Four Parsons (226 rpm) turbines
Max Speed:  21.3 Knots
Complement: On 7 Dec 1941
                        1,514 men
                        KIA: 1,177
                        Survivors: 337
 
 
 

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Our Lord of the Sea
 
The LORD will guard your
coming and your going,
both now and forever.
--- Pslam 121

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