USS Arizona - Squadron at Sea
With the USS Arizona, Squadron launches a new series of nautical books Squadron at Sea. Packed with rare photographs unearthed from sources throughout the country, USS Arizona follows the history of one of America s most iconic naval vessels. View her keel laying under the watchful eye of (then) Undersecretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1914, follow her construction and commissioning in 1916, her service escorting Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918, her roles as a cruise ship for President Herbert Hoover in 1931, and as a location for filming a Hollywood movie in 1934. Glimpse the life of the crews that manned her and follow her through the maintenance and refits that dramatically changed her appearance. A shocking seldom-seen color photograph records the horrific explosion that ripped through her hull on the dark morning of 7 December 1941, and a series of unique photographs document the years of wartime salvage work aboard the sunken battleship. Chronicled too is Arizona s ongoing service as a tomb and memorial to the 1,177 men who perished with her
Like this striking volume on the USS Arizona, the new Squadron at Sea series books each focuses on a single vessel, examining it in detail from conception through various refits and on to final disposition, whether that be loss at sea, scrapping, or preservation as a memorial. Through 288 photographs, five detailed line drawings, seven color illustrations, and 120 pages, the Arizona and her men are brought to you as you have never seen them before.