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  USS Arizona Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and also the events of this day.
USS Arizona Memorial is bathed by the lights of ‘Aiea on the evening of the 62nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 2003.
In 1999, the battleship USS Missouri was moved to Pearl Harbor from the United States west coast and docked near and perpendicular to the USS Arizona Memorial.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Arizona_Memorial   (1197 words)

  
 USS Arizona (BB-39) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The USS Arizona is best known for her catastrophic sinking, with the loss of 1,177 lives, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the event that brought about U.S. involvement in World War II.
Arizona, one of the newest and most powerful American dreadnoughts, served as part of the honor escort convoying the President of the United States to Brest, France on December 13.
She participated in a succession of fleet problems (the annual maneuvers of the fleet that served as the culmination of the training year), ranging from the Caribbean to the waters off the west coast of Central America and the Canal Zone; from the West Indies to the waters between Hawaii and the west coast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Arizona_(BB-39)   (2952 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor.com - USS Arizona Memorial
The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on the marble wall.
Arizona was the most heavily damaged of all the vessels in Battleship Row, suffering three near-misses and four direct-hits from 800-kg bombs dropped by high-altitude Kates.
The USS Arizona Memorial grew out of wartime desire to establish some sort of memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor those who died in the attack.
www.pearl-harbor.com /arizona/arizona.html   (735 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor: Remembered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The sunken battleship is commemorated by a 184 foot-long memorial structure that spans its mid-portion.
There are three sections in the memorial: The entry and assembly room, (a central or middle area) used for observations of the sunken ship and for ceremonies.
All of the ships, with the exception of the USS Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma were salvaged and later saw action in World War II.
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 USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL
The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
The USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, and USS Tennessee, all suffered significant damage.
The USS Nevada attempted to run out to sea but took several hits and had to be beached to avoid sinking and blocking the harbor entrance.
www.nps.gov /usar/ExtendWeb1.html   (1405 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial - MSN Encarta
USS Arizona Memorial, national memorial established in 1980.
Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the memorial commemorates the United States servicemen who died during the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese military forces on December 7, 1941.
The hull of the battleship lies 2.4 m (8 ft) beneath the memorial in 12 m (40 ft) of water and can be viewed from the memorial.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761589150/USS_Arizona_Memorial.html   (210 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund
In 1952, a plaque mounted on a ten-foot-high basalt stone was dedicated to the memory of the 1,177 American servicemen killed on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941.
From that humble beginning, the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i, was born.
Straddling the sunken battleship USS Arizona in the waters of Pearl Harbor, the Memorial stands as a perpetual reminder of the tragedy.
www.pearlharbormemorial.com /site/pp.asp?c=fqLQJ2NNG&b=238985   (418 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(the USS Arizona Memorial was finally dedicated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] and Hawai'i Governor John A. Burns[For more, click on this link].
[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] USS Missouri[For more, click on this link] was moved to Pearl Harbor from the United States west coast and docked near and perpendicular to the USS Arizona Memorial.
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/u/us/uss_arizona_memorial2.htm   (1397 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Arizona, a 31,400 ton Pennsylvania class battleship built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, was commissioned in October 1916.
In 1929-31, Arizona was modernized at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, emerging with a radically altered appearance and major improvements to her armament and protection.
This USS Arizona Memorial, operated by the National Park Service, is a permanent shrine to those Americans who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor and in the great Pacific War that began there.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-a/bb39.htm   (945 words)

  
 inside USS Arizona memorial
This is the view north from the memorial, with the remains of the aft gun turret sticking out of the water.
The main focus of the memorial is this wall in the "shrine room" with the names of all 1177 men who died on the Arizona as a result of the attack.
However, it is a very appropriate memorial to what happened in 1941, just as the USS Missouri at the top of this photo is a very physical reminder of the end of the war.
www.richard-seaman.com /Aircraft/Museums/PearlHarbor/UssArizona/Inside   (339 words)

  
 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - USS Arizona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was there on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack, that Arizona's magazines were pierced by a 1,760-lb bomb that shattered the battleship, instantly killing most of her crew and sinking the ship in 40 feet of water.
Arizona's burning superstructure and listing masts became one of the most-reproduced scenes of the Pacific war as the nation rallied to the cry, "Remember Pearl Harbor!" One of only two ships not refloated after the attack, Arizona was left a shattered hulk on Battleship Row.
Operated by the National Park Service, the USS Arizona Memorial serves as a reminder of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, and of the proud battleship that rests beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor.
www.hnsa.org /ships/arizona.htm   (296 words)

  
 Ceremonies Aboard the USS Arizona Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The USS Arizona Memorial is available for reenlistments/retirements by appointment only.
All personnel are reminded to maintain a quiet and respectful decorum onboard the memorial and to adhere to military protocol and courtesies.
Boat coxswains are responsible for loading, transporting, unloading and safety of all personnel embarked on the USS Arizona shuttle boat.
www.pearlharbor.navy.mil /cic/arizona.htm   (457 words)

  
 Arizona Memorial Tours for your Hawaii Vacation -- see the battleship Missouri
The Arizona Memorial tour will allow you to board the USS Arizona Memorial, and feel the sobering experience of that day over 60 years ago.
After the Arizona Memorial Tour you will leave Pearl Harbor and head into the city of Honolulu to see Chinatown, the State Capitol, `Iolani Palace and many other points of interest.
We will take you to Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial where you will see historical exhibits and watch 30-minutes of actual film footage of the attack, from there you will be taken on a Navy launch to board the Memorial.
www.hawaiiactivityworld.com /oahu/arizona_memorial   (393 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial
The memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1962, instead of December 7, 1961, the twentieth anniversary of the attack, indicating that it was in honor of the men of the Arizona who lost their lives, rather than as a commemoration of the Japanese attack.
The most notable feature of the memorial is the shrine room, where a wall of Italian marble is inscribed with the names of the men who died when the ship was destroyed.
The entire deck of the “Arizona” was painted using Testors Medium Green with the exclusion of the foredeck area between turret number one and one inch from the bow.
katmeyer.serverpro2.com /Other_Interests/USS_Arizona_Memorial/uss_arizona_memorial.html   (3867 words)

  
 Two injured at USS Arizona Memorial - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The Navy and National Park Service were investigating an incident yesterday at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center in which two adults were injured when they were struck by a cleat and/or line used to secure the Navy's Arizona tour boats to the pier.
Passengers yesterday continued to travel via the Navy's tour boats to the USS Arizona Memorial, even after two people were injured when they were struck by a cleat and/or line used to secure the boats.
She said the USS Arizona Memorial attracts 1.5 million visitors a year and that yesterday's incident was a rare occurrence.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2005/May/09/ln/ln13p.html   (209 words)

  
 The Urinals of the USS Arizona Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The USS Arizona Memorial is located in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI.
The USS Arizona Memorial honors the nearly 2400 lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, that led to the entry by the United States into World War II.
The memorial itself is erected over the hulk of the Arizona where she sunk; it is accessed by a short ferry ride from the visitors center.
www.urinal.net /ussarizona   (81 words)

  
 USS Arizona - Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the photograph on the left the barbette of turret three (the heavy armor that supported the rotating turret) is visible in front of the memorial.
The names of those lost on the Arizona are engraved on a marble wall in the shrine room, at the end of the memorial opposite the boat landing.
Battleship row, 1999 - the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri.
dizzy.library.arizona.edu /images/USS_Arizona/history/memorial.htm   (232 words)

  
 Arizona Memorial Museum Association - Locations
The Memorial is managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and consists of a shoreside visitor center (VC), where the tours begin, and the Memorial located in Pearl Harbor.
The USS Arizona Memorial (USAR) is built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when their ship was bombed by the Japanese Naval Forces.
Due to the terrorist attacks on the United States and the location of the USS Arizona Memorial on an active military base, strict security measures are currently being enforced.
www.arizonamemorial.org /locations/arizona-memorial-location.html   (613 words)

  
 USS Arizona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The battleship Arizona served with pride and distinction in the U.S. Navy from 1916 until 1941.
Tragically, the ship is familiar to most people because on December 7th, 1941 the USS Arizona was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with the loss of over eleven hundred crew members.
Many of these items are on exhibit at the USS Arizona memorial in the University of Arizona Student Union.
dizzy.library.arizona.edu /images/USS_Arizona/USS_Arizona.shtml   (243 words)

  
 arizona memorial Search-e.com | arizonamemorial
Harbor Memorial Fund was established to build a new museum and visitor center for the USS Arizona memorial...
The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 by Japanese...
USS Arizona Memorial (Oahu) On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States of America in a surprise attack.
www.search-e.com /find/arizona+memorial.shtml   (1423 words)

  
 Aloha-Hawaii.com: USS Arizona
The original memorial was a flagpole attached to the broken main mast of the ship with a commemorative plaque.
There are three main sections of the memorial: the entry and assembly room; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on a marble wall.
When planning your trip to the Arizona Memorial, be sure to leave enough time to visit Pearl Harbor’s other attractions, including the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, spotlighting the famed "Pearl Harbor Avenger" that was launched on December 7, 1942.
www.aloha-hawaii.com /tours/arizona+memorial   (380 words)

  
 Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial
Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona, Dec. 7, 1941
USS Arizona burns and sinks, Dec. 7, 1941
This lesson is based on the USS Arizona Memorial, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/18arizona/18arizona.htm   (187 words)

  
 Wildernet - USS Arizona Memorial
Description - This floating memorial marks the spot where the USS Arizona was sunk in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack.
Attractions - The floating memorial vessel is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
Location - The USS Arizona Memorial is located on the shoreline overlooking Pearl Harbor from State Highway 99 (Kamehameha Highway) about a 45-minute drive west of Waikiki.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaname=USS+Arizona+Memorial   (432 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the most moving would become the memorial for the USS Arizona.
One of its goals became the building of a memorial in the waters above the wreckage of the USS Arizona.
After nearly a decade the commision was finally able to begin construction of the memorial, realising their only problem was raising the money to build it.
www.elvisinhawaii.com /1961_memorial.htm   (216 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - USS Arizona Memorial center slowly sinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The USS Arizona Memorial's visitors center was designed to accommodate 750,000 people a year when it was built in 1980, but today it's jammed with crowds more than twice that big — and it's literally bursting at the seams.
Portions of the shoreside building and plaza commemorating the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor have settled as much as 30 inches and are still slowly sinking, and the concrete structure is cracking.
The Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund is working to raise $34 million to replace the visitors center, the starting point for ferry rides across the harbor to the white memorial that straddles the sunken Arizona, which still contains the remains of 1,177 sailors.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-12-12-ussarizona_x.htm   (834 words)

  
 USS Arizona Memorial in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 'USS Arizona Memorial', located at Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i, is a national memorial administered by the U.S. National Park Service.
(The oil seeping is sometimes referred to as "the tears of the Arizona".) It is from this opening that visitors come to pay their respects by tossing flowers and leis in honor of the fallen soldiers.
The memorial was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/USS_Arizona_Memorial   (745 words)

  
 Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial
Today the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941.
The photograph symbolized the destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the start of a war that was to take many thousands of American lives.
They watch the iridescent slick of oil that still leaks, a drop at a time, from ruptured bunkers after more than 50 years at the bottom of the sea, and they read the names of the dead carved in marble on the Memorial's walls.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/curriculumkit/lessons/arizona/5arizona.htm   (148 words)

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