Battleship Oklahoma Bb-37 (Hardcover)

Battleship Oklahoma Bb-37 By Jeff Phister, Thomas Hone, Paul Goodyear Cover Image

Battleship Oklahoma Bb-37 (Hardcover)


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined.

Jeff Phister and his coauthors have written the comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. Phister tells how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship's history occurred on December 7, 1941.

Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event.

Raised after the attack, the Oklahoma sank again while being towed stateside and now rests on the ocean floor, 540 miles northeast of Oahu. Battleship Oklahoma: BB-37 tells the complete story of a proud ship and her fall through the eyes of those who survived her loss.

Product Details ISBN: 9780806139173
ISBN-10: 080613917X
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2021
Pages: 276
Language: English