Built for and by the United States Navy, the USS Arizona Battleship (BB-39) was built in the mid-1910s. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, the USS Arizona Battleship was bombed.
The USS Arizona Battleship exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen. Many of the other ships involved in the Pearl Harbor attack were able to be salvaged, but not the USS Arizona. While the Navy did remove parts of the ship for reuse, the wreck of the USS Arizona Battleship still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor.
The USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated on May 30th, 1962 to all those who died during the attack, straddles the ship’s hull.
Learn about the Pearl Harbor history with these photos of the USS Arizona Battleship:
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about our Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.