The USS Nevada (BB-36) was a US Navy battleship stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Her sister ship was the USS Oklahoma. The Nevada suffered a minimum of six bomb hits and one torpedo hit during the attack. Fifty seven crewmembers died, and over 100 more were wounded.
The USS Arizona (BB-39) was a US Navy battleship stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Built in the 1910s, she was commissioned in 1916 and later transferred to the Pacific Fleet. The USS Arizona was bombed in the first few minutes of the Pearl Harbor attack. She exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen.
The USS Oklahoma was a Nevada-class battleship commissioned in 1916. She served in WWI, protecting convoys crossing the Atlantic. Modernized in the late 1920s, Oklahoma was sent to the Pacific in the late 1930s.
On December 7, 1941, Oklahoma's port (left) side was hit by eight torpedoes at the very start of the attack. In less than twelve minutes, she rolled over until her masts touched the bottom, trapping hundreds of men inside and under the water. Four hundred twenty-nine crew members died. Of those trapped inside, only 32 were rescued.
The USS California was a Tennessee-class battleship completed just after World War I and commissioned in August 1921. She served as the flagship of the Pacific Fleet for twenty years.
The USS California was sunk on December 7, 1941, during the Pearl Harbor attack, and 105 of her crew members died. The USS California was salvaged and reconstructed, however, and went on to serve for the remainder of World War II.
The USS Pennsylvania was commissioned in June 1916 and attached to the Atlantic Fleet. In 1922, she was assigned to the Pacific Fleet for fleet tactics and battle practice.
The USS Pennsylvania was in drydock undergoing repairs on December 7, 1941. She was one of the first ships to open fire on the Japanese planes. Pennsylvania was bombed and badly strafed; 31 service members aboard were killed. The USS Pennsylvania was repaired in March 1942 and sent back into service in the Pacific.
The USS West Virginia was commissioned in December 1923. She took part in training and tactical development operations until 1939, and was sent to Pearl Harbor in 1940.
On Dec 7, 1941, the USS West Virginia was sunk by six torpedoes and two bombs, killing 106 crew members. In May 1942, the ship was salvaged and sent away to be repaired. She would later play a key role in many Pacific battles, and was present at Tokyo Bay during the Japanese surrender.