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The Pearl Harbor Salvage Effort: Keeping Navy Fighting

“The scene to the newcomer was foreboding indeed. There was a general feeling of depression throughout the Pearl Harbor area when it was seen and firmly believed that none of the ships sunk would ever fight again.” This was a haunting sentiment from Captain Homer Wallin, the man who would lead the salvage effort.

The salvage effort began on December 7 when crews manned hoses to fight the fires while the attack was still under way. These firefighters were aided by boats, tugs, and even a garbage hauler. Men from the fleet’s base force brought pumps to battle the flooding. Rescue teams searched for sailors trapped in the capsized battleships Oklahoma and Utah.
The Old Battleships were refloated repaired and modernized and supported landings in Europe and the Pacific.The got their revenge at Surigao Strait, Battle of Leyte Gulf,the biggest Naval action in history.

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