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Battleship Oklahoma BB-37

by Jeff Phister with Thomas Hone and Paul Goodyear

On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, the USS Oklahoma, a ship designed to keep the peace, was attacked without warning. Nearly a third of her crew would perish in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that fateful December 7th. 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. Located near the center of the Japanese assault path on December 7, 1941, the Oklahoma's port side was struck by at least eight torpedoes. The ship capsized in less than twelve minutes with more than four hundred crewman trapped inside. Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewman with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation.

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.

Soft cover. 256 pages. Includes black and white archive photographs and diagrams. Includes list of Commanding Officers and dates of service, Medal Citations for December 7, 1941, and the crew roster for December 7, 1941.

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

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My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.