The USS Nevada Gets Underway

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    USS Nevada with her Sunday flag flying. Highest ranking officer on the bridge was an Ensign, who got her underway in record time. Being the only Capital ship attempting to get to the open sea the Nevada became a prime target. After repeated hits she was ordered to beach herself so as to not sink and block the Pearl Harbor channel. She then swung her 14" guns towards the harbor mouth and waited for the expected invasion.
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    It was an amazing stroke of luck that none of the capital ships sunk at Pearl would have made much of a difference in the war.
     
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    The 3 carriers at sea that day.
     
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    Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Pacific war changed naval warfare forever.
     
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    Carriers had never been battle-tested on a large scale before. Their effectiveness in the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean where land-based aircraft could not be deployed was a shock to all. Midway, where half the Japanese carriers were sunk was a true turn of the tide.
     
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    Start to finish. Arizona still leaking fuel oil.
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    It's also amazing that those "Leviathans" of yesteryear were about the same size, or at least length, as a standard USN destroyer of of today.
     
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    Kind of strange that nobody including the German military or the Japanese foresaw the fact that era of the great Battleships would end in a couple of hours on 12/7/1941. Apparently the USN kept them around for the 2nd battle of Guadalcanal but not much else.
     
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    That's why the Montana class of US battleships was cancelled in 1943.
     
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