A commemorative ring for the U.S.S. Arizona. Theater-made, 1941
in aluminum, and marked on upper face Dec 7 '41 USS Arizona, a personal keepsake made for a surviving seaman at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard from aircraft aluminum. Ring size 11.
Provenance: The War Museum
The U.S.S. Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship launched in 1915. In April 1940 she and the rest of the Pacific fleet were sent to Pearl Harbor to deter any Japanese aggression. In the attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of the 7th December 1941, the ship took several direct hits to the bridge and to the forward magazine which blew the vessel apart. Casualties were severe and 1,177 crewmen of the 1,512 crew were killed, half the casualties in the attack. The ship was not salvageable, and in 1962 the National Memorial was built across her hull.
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