USS Pennsylvania – Guide 033 (Human Voice)



The Pennsylvania class, where the Standard’s really hit their stride!

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46 comments

  1. Fun fact: during the Pearl Harbor attack, Pennsylvania was targeted by enemy aircraft, so a civilian came to the rescue. The civilian used the crane that was next to the ship to block the Japanese aircraft. This caused them to break off their attack and Pennsylvania only received minor damage.

  2. Along with being known as old falling apart she was also known as the angry sister. For her habit of mag dumping her entire ammunition in retaliation for her slain sister ship the uss arizona

  3. Ah yes! The US Congress the enemy of all things sensible and sane. Boy how some things never change.

  4. Her bell, and her two remaining 14” gun barrels are displayed about four miles apart; the former at PSU main campus outside Wagner, the ROTC building, and the latter on a permanent mount guarding the gates of the PA Military Museum in Boalsburg.

  5. It was said the damage from the torpedo hit in the stern almost sank her.The stern was awash and that she was never the same after repairs.

  6. The USS Cassin (DD-372) & USS Downs (DD375) were all but destroyed, burned to their waterlines. Interestingly, the three ships were in the only completely functional of 4 drydocks, the other three still under construction. Arizona was in the fourth pair of moorings in battleship row and was directly opposite married officer housing at the north end of Ford Island; when she sank, she cut the water line to the island.

  7. You have erased the Royal Oak from your collective conscience as it was sank by a U-boat and your the best source of a brief history of that event please enlighten us who are your best fans please.

  8. our oceans are so abused! rather hear a ship was scrapped then her made radioactive and sunk.

  9. Looking back and reading newspapers from the 1910s through to the 1930s Americans were anti-colonial and anti-war which influenced their representatives in Congress. From the very beginning following the Spanish-American war, Americans were pacifists and wanted nothing to do with Europe. After all, they had immigrated to the US to get away from Europe's constant wars. Congress
    therefore was simply representing what the American people demanded. America resented having to "rescue" Europe in WW1 under the impression we were fighting to preserve democracy. But Europe didn't change, and went right back to colonialism and being anti-democratic. So it's no wonder America barely funded it's military, they didn't want it!

  10. The gun barrels from the Oklahoma were put on the Pennsylvania when it was rebarreled in 1945. On the way to Okinawa, she stopped by Wake Island and left her calling card in the form of a six hour barrage, knocking out a major gun battery.

  11. Didn't mention that Pennsylvania was the first ship to fire back at the enemy planes. Accounting for four, but only two confirmed.

  12. 2/3 of the Arizona's crew? There were several hundred crew members ashore when the attack happened. Of the 1300 or so aboard, only about 100 survived.

  13. What class of American Battleships or cruisers, if any have 5 main turrets with up to 3 guns in each turret?

  14. I met a veteran of the USS Pennsylvania from the battle of Leyte Gulf while I was working at a casino. Had a long talk. He confirmed that they were not able to engage because of the older radar. I know how infuriating it can be to be able to engage a target, yet not be able to. As a modern artilleryman to a battleship gunner, it was an interesting conversation.

  15. Not worth saving but can take a bomb. Your right us senate is enemy of all things sensible.

  16. As many museum ships as the US has I've always found it ironic that none of them are standards.

  17. its kinda sad that Pennsylvania was sunk, wish they could have repair her, and atleast make her a Museum, maybe even next to her fallen sister

  18. I wonder if the Yamato or Musashi would win against a Tillman battleships.
    Though I'd hate to be the one to go to congress to request funds for the construction of said ship

  19. Apparently the Pennsylvania survived two Atomic Bomb tests according to her wikipage :

    "After stopping in Pearl Harbor, she arrived in Bikini Atoll on 31 May, where she was anchored along with another eighty-three warships. The first explosion, Test Able, took place on 1 July, and was an air burst. After tests determined that the ship had not been contaminated with radiation, the crew returned to the ship from 3 to 24 July. The second blast, Test Baker, was done the next day. This was an underwater detonation, and Pennsylvania was moored just 1,100 yards (1,000 m) from ground zero. She was only lightly damaged from the blast, but the surge of water caused significant radioactive contamination; .."

    Which seems petty remarkable to me. Though it probably makes her one of the wrecks you'd least like to dive to and visit.

  20. Apparently the Pennsylvania survived not one but two Atomic Bomb tests according to her wikipage :
    "After stopping in Pearl Harbor, she arrived in Bikini Atoll on 31 May, where she was anchored along with another eighty-three warships. The first explosion, Test Able, took place on 1 July, and was an air burst. After tests determined that the ship had not been contaminated with radiation, the crew returned to the ship from 3 to 24 July. The second blast, Test Baker, was done the next day. This was an underwater detonation, and Pennsylvania was moored just 1,100 yards (1,000 m) from ground zero. She was only lightly damaged from the blast, but the surge of water caused significant radioactive contamination; .."
    Which seems petty remarkable to me. Though it probably make s her one of the wrecks you'd least like to dive to and visit.

  21. What are ‘paravane streaming chains’ as mentioned in the caption to a photo of this ship shown in dry dock and included with the Wikipedia page of this ship?

  22. There’s one thing that bugs me about the Pearl Harbor memorials that almost no one I’ve seen mention. The waters of Pearl Harbor are usually labelled as corrosive. Though fairly-recent findings have determined that the water her wreck is level with has surprisingly only 4% the usual corrosion that most of PH waters tend to have, it still is corroding her, albeit very slowly. And seeing as how unrecognizable Utah is current-day, I cant help but feel angry that they didn’t try to at least drain them of the corrosive water or something or at least make an ATTEMPT to at least preserve the wrecks. Seeing Utah now gives me flashbacks of SS America.. and that’s not something America deserved nor does Utah.
    On that subject I wonder if Oklahoma's hulk was ever found? 🤔

  23. They should really put her post-1941 refit version in World of Warships as a tier 6-7 premium, although it would be difficult to balance her.

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