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14 in USS Pennsylvania, 1944. Being in dry dock at the time, she survived Pearl Harbor relatively unscathed, and was not as extensively modernised thereafter as more badly damaged ships. On 12 August 1945 (3 days before the end of WW2) she was badly damaged by torpedo bomber attack, and permanently decommissioned on the 29th.


Our dad the Titanic hero: Sid the teenage steward saved lives and leapt into sea

Titanic steward Sidney Daniels who saved numerous lives and survived by climbing on to an upturned lifeboat has been hailed a hero by his children. When disaster struck the brave 18-year-old roused dozens of sleeping passengers and helped launch a lifeboat that saved 24 people. He then leaped from the doomed liner into the icy sea and later clambered on to the capsized vessel. He would go on to wed, have seven kids and die in 1983, aged 89. Now five of his children, thought to be…


LC-USZ62-136130: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The wrecked destroyers USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372) in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, soon after the end of the Japanese air attack. Cassin has capsized against Downes. USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is astern, occupying the rest of the drydock. The torpedo-damaged cruiser USS Helena (CL-50) is in the right distance, beyond the crane. Visible in the center distance is the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37),