PARALLEL FATES: The USS UTAH (BB-31/AG-16) and the USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37) in Peace and in War. Includes casualty lists from the attack at Pearl Harbor, and the massive salvaging efforts for both warships.
The USS Utah and the USS Oklahoma, both commissioned in the first quarter of the twentieth century, shared several experiences together. The most momentous event in the history of these warships was that both were moored at very vulnerable places in crowded Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. The sneak attack was so sudden that both doomed ships capsized and sank within minutes after severe torpedo hits.
11 by 8-1/2 format, 88 pages, 95 photos, maps and drawings, full color ship's profile fold out,