USS Arkansas (BB-33)

Baker III, Arthur D.
December 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2004, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p94
Conference Proceeding
This article presents a profile of the U.S. Navy battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33). The oldest, smallest, and least heavily armed to see combat during World War II was the USS Arkansas (BB-33), the second of two ships of the Wyoming (BB-32) class. The 27,243-ton, 562-foot Arkansas (USS Arkansas) was commissioned on 17 September 1912. She first saw action on 22 April 1914, when 17 officers and 313 sailors from her crew of 1,036 went ashore at Veracruz, Mexico, participating in intensive fighting that resulted in two of her junior officers being awarded the Medal of Honor and two sailors killed, her only battle losses during her 34-year career.


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