USS Oklahoma (BB 37)
Battleship of the Nevada class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1912|
|Launched||23 Mar 1914|
|Commissioned||2 May 1916|
|Lost||7 Dec 1941|
USS Oklahoma (Captain Howard Douglas Bode) was at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 and was hit by at least 5 torpedoes causing her to capsize. Total losses were 415 Navy and 14 Marine Corps for 429 KIA out of 1353 crew at time of loss.
Efforts to salvage her began in March 1943 and on 1 December she entered her dry dock. She was not repaired but decommissioned on 1 September 1944 and then sold for scrap on 5 December 1946. She sank en route to the breakers yard on 17 May 1947 550 miles out of Hawaii en route to San Francisco.
Commands listed for USS Oklahoma (BB 37)
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|1||Capt. Emmanuel August Lofquist, USN||30 Jan 1939||24 Jun 1940|
|2||Capt. Edward James Foy, USN||24 Jun 1940||31 Oct 1941|
|3||Capt. Howard Douglas Bode, USN||1 Nov 1941||7 Dec 1941|
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