USS Arizona Interments
USS Arizona Survivors (December 7, 1941)
(1) There were a total of 334 survivors of the USS Arizona sinking.
(2) Only USS Arizona survivors can be interred on the USS Arizona; Pearl Harbor survivors can have their ashes scattered over Pearl Harbor.
(3) The memorial service and interment of deceased USS Arizona Survivors is conducted on the USS Arizona Memorial. The service includes a committal service, interment, rifle salute, TAPS, flag presentation, and plaque presentation.
(4) The urns of the deceased are placed in the well of barbette no. four.
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."