National Geographic : 1960 Jul
Arizona's Rusty Hulk Hallows the Memory of Pearl Harbor's Dead Minutes after the attack began on December 7, 1941, a Japanese dive bomber scored a direct hit on the U.S.S. Arizona. The mighty battleship blew up and sank in 50 feet of water. There she rests today, oil still seeping from her tanks, a memorial to the thousand men entombed within her shattered hull. The Navy treats Arizona as if she were still a com missioned vessel. An honor guard daily raises and lowers a flag from a platform over her exposed superstructure. Here services mark Me morial Day aboard the Ari zona. Navy nurses (below) salute wreaths honoring those lost in the Pearl Har bor attack.