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Attempting to rescue survivors

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Rescue teams at work on the capsized hull of the 29,000 ton battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37), seeking crew members trapped inside. The ship capsized after being blasted by Japanese warplanes, December 7th 1941. Holes were burned through the hull to permit the rescue of some of the men trapped below.

The starboard bilge keel is visible at the top of the upturned hull.

Officers' Motor Boats from Oklahoma and USS Argonne (AG-31) are in the foreground.

USS Maryland (BB-46) is in the background.

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U.S. National Archives