USS Oklahoma Memorial

USS Oklahoma Memorial
USS Oklahoma Memorial

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Located on Ford Island, an active duty military base. The USS Oklahoma Memorial is only accessible via Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Shuttle, or with an active duty military or escort with trusted traveler permissions. 

The USS Oklahoma capsized at 8:08 A.M., approximately 12 minutes after the first torpedo hit. Hundreds of men were trapped below her decks. They found themselves in a bizarre world turned upside down, in pitch-black darkness, as compartments filled with water. Death came to 429 officers, sailors and Marines, marking the second greatest loss of life at Pearl Harbor.

In 1944, the Oklahoma was salvaged and raised at Pearl Harbor. Because new battleships of greater strength and size had been added to the fleet, she was denied future service and decommissioned. In 1947, she was sold for scrap but sank in a storm while being towed to the West Coast.

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Last updated: April 14, 2021