U.S. Navy Salvage War Diaries
Most of the Pacific Fleet salvage that was conducted upon ships impacted by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor occurred between March 1, 1942 and November 15, 1943.
The Diaries use an abbreviated series of acronyms. Their deciphering is work in progress. If you can provide assistance help “fill in the gaps,” please contact:
View the U.S. Navy Salvage War Diaries (PDF).
Did You Know?
There were 1.4 million gallons of fuel on the USS Arizona when she sank. Over 60 years later, approximately nine quarts still surfaces from the ship each day. Some Pearl Harbor survivors have referred to the oil droplets as "Black Tears."