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USS Pennsylvania

USS Pennsylvania

USS Pennsylvania was the sister ship to Arizona and was in service from 1916 to 1946.  She, fortunately, escaped with very little damage from the attack on Pearl Harbor and our USN battleships. I ran across some interesting photos of her crew. 

The ship was significantly changed in appearance at least twice.  For your historical enjoyment. 

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USS Pennsylvania BB-38 original configuration 12-13-16.  Not the cage masts.

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USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Gun Strikers inside their 14-inch guns.

USS Iowa World War II Anti-Aircraft Engagements Fully Chronicled
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USS Pennsylvania BB-38 sailors viewing the Panama Canal.

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USS Pennsylvania BB-38 at Pier 8 Honolulu Territory of Hawaii.
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Pennsylvania BB-38 at Victoria BC circa 1920s.

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Pennsylvania docks at San Diego CA 1934 – note the new mast structures – this was her appearance during the attack on Pearl Harbor with perhaps a different paint scheme.

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Pennsylvania – a WWII veteran in her final configuration with added anti-aircraft guns circa 1946.

USS Iowa (BB-61) : USS Iowa’s Curator David Way on her history!
MAY 12, 2012. RICHMOND, CA. David Way, Tour Manager and Curator with the Pacific Battleship Center stands at the ship’s bell on the bow of the U.S.S. Iowa in Richmond, CA, on May 12, 2012. The Huntington Beach resident has been living on the ship for 7 months, helping to coordinate the ship’s restoration and moving of the ship to the Port of Los Angeles. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Dave currently resides in Huntington Beach Ca. Born in Bush Colorado, known for The Brush Rodeo, the largest amateur rodeo in the world. Dave’s father worked in the oil industry, so he grew up in Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and California. His formative school years were spent in Long Beach attending Wilson High School, Long Beach City College, and Cal State Long Beach, graduating with a Business Management degree, plus a History Degree.