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"Where Was the USS Arizona in World War I? " Topic


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Tango0108 Oct 2016 3:31 p.m. PST

"The battleship USS Arizona is remembered today because of its tragic demise at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and its status as a national memorial. However, it was on the navy rolls for the entirety of America's involvement in the Great War. Advertised as the most modern "super-dreadnought" afloat, with its sister ship, the USS Pennsylvania, it was certainly a candidate for the world's most powerful man-of-war. It had 12 14-in guns, armor ranging from 13.5 to 18 inches, and was propelled by four sets of steam turbines. So how did the U.S. Navy use this mighty ship in the Great War?…"

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Personal logo BrianW Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2016 11:12 p.m. PST

I think that Arizona and Pennsylvania were oil-fired, and the British requested that we send only coal-fired ships.
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w4golf13 Oct 2016 12:38 p.m. PST

Correct. The British had doubts as to their ability to support even their own oil-fired ships, let alone American additions in the first months of US involvement. Those concerns abated in the last months of the war.

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