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FC: Navy USS Arizona BB-39 | Then & Now

1: March 4, 1913, Congress autorized the construction of the USS Arizona BB-39. It's keel was laid in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914. Over a year later, She met water for the first time during her launch on June 19, 1915. | This 32,000 ton Battleship was designed to be 630 feet long, contain twelve 14 inch guns, and cruise at a speed of 21 knots. It was finally commissioned on October 17, 1916. Captain John D. Mcdonald was chosen to be in command. | Formation

2: Arizona's shafts were powered by four paired Parsons turbines and 12 Babcock and Wilcox boilers totaling 33,375 horsepower, enabling a top speed of 21 knots. The ship was well-armed compared to other ships of her time. The original ship was equipped with 12 14-inch 45-caliber guns; 22 5-inch 51-caliber guns; four 3-inch 50-caliber guns; and two 21-inch submerged torpedo tubes. Its 18 inches of armor did well to protect it from harm.

3: On November 16th 1916 The USS Arizona left for shakedown training off the Virginia Capes and Newort, Rhode isIsland. She later moved on to Guantanamo Bay | Preparation

4: The Arizona returned to her builder's yard for post shakedown overhaul the day before Christmas in 1916. She cleared the yard April 3, 1917 and joined the Battleship Division 8 in Norfolk the next day.

5: Deployment | Arizona in October 1916 heading to France, the Carribean and down to Peru | Arizona in August 1921 heading through the Panama Canal.

6: Pearl Harbor | Of the approximately 1,177 men aboard her, less than 200 survived.

7: During World War I, the USS Arizona served as a gunnery training ship | December 12, she put to sea to rendezvous with the transport GEORGE WASHINGTON that was carrying President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference | Engagement

8: USS Arizona Memorial

9: In war there are no | unwounded Soliders.

10: March 4, 1913 | Congress authorizes construction of "Arizona"

11: March 16, 1914 | U.S.S. Arizona BB-39 being built at Brooklyn Navy Yard

12: June 19, 1915 | U.S.S. Arizona BB-39 launched from Brooklyn Navy Yard, sponsored by Esther Ross.

13: October 17, 1916 | Captain John D. McDonald takes command of the U.S.S. Arizona BB-39

14: December 7, 1941 | The U.S.S. Arizona sank because of the Japanese attack on one of the United States Naval Bases Pearl Harbor. 1,177 lives were lost just from the Arizona alone. This event goaded the United States into World War II. There is still a memorial of the ship in Pearl Harbor were it was sunk.

15: On the morning of December 7, 1941, Ned left his cousin May's home and returned to his ship, the USS Arizona anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. May wanted Ned to delay in returning to the ship for his duty assignment at 8:00 a.m., so that he could attend church with her and her husband that morning. But Ned insisted that he return to the ship for duty because he had never been late for duty, and wasn't going to be listed as AWOL (Absent without Leave). May believes that Ned probably would have just arrived at his duty station in the boiler room of the ship when he was killed | Ned Burton Donohue USS Arizona KIA

16: Frederick William Kinney was born 31 July 1909 at Robinson Creek, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Navy 1926 and served on the USS West Virginia (1928-1934), , USS Pennsylvania, USS Argonne and USS Arizona. Kinney's CSC Book shows he trained Band #22 in Washington D.C. from 31 December 1940 thru 26 May 1941. The entire band reported aboard USS Arizona on 8 July 1941. . Kinney reenlisted the for the last time on 13 November 1941 to serve another 4 years only weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor. | Frederick William Kinney USS Arizona KIA | Frederick William Kinney, along with all the members of the USS Arizona's Navy Band No. 22, was killed in action at his battle station on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

17: William spent the night at the YMCA. He was awakened early on December 7, 1941 to the drone of low-flying planes, to exploding shells and plaster falling from the overhead. From the YMCA, William and other sailors crammed into cabs and were sped to the Navy Exchange Building. Here, an Emergency Survivor Office had been set up. William was given duty on a motor launch for that day, to relay messages between locations on the harbor to the ships; to pull bodies from the water; anything that needed doing. William never spoke about this day. | William joined the Navy in 1934, and retired in 1956 as a Commander. He passed away in 1996. | William Ernest Dean USS Arizona Survivor

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