As you may recall, today is the 66th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Click here for previous anniversary posts.
Below are photos of the U.S.S. California that I poached from navsource.org. The California suffered less damage than the more famous U.S.S. Arizona, but it eventually sank also. After burning for a portion of the day on December 7th, the California took on water. Rescue workers tried to keep it afloat and pumped out the water for three days. Finally, workers abandoned the effort on December 10.
U.S.S. California - 66 years ago today
The California was later raised from the bottom of the harbor and put back into service during the war.
Wearing special camouflage more than two years after Pearl Harbor