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USS Nevada passes the drydocks on her attempted sortie as seen from Ford Island. USS Avocet is at the bottom and the dredge line from the dredge ‘Turbine’ in between, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Dec 7, 1941.

Caption   USS Nevada passes the drydocks on her attempted sortie as seen from Ford Island. USS Avocet is at the bottom and the dredge line from the dredge ‘Turbine’ in between, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Dec 7, 1941. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   NH 97396
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 7 Dec 1941
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 31 Dec 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
31 Dec 2013 12:04:03 AM

Note that Nevada is underway with her flag still flying from her stern (normal for anchored or moored but not while moving) – a sign of the urgency of the moment. This photo was taken at about 0920 hours local time, minutes after the destroyer Downes exploded in Drydock No. 1, the source of much of the darker smoke seen in this photograph. The dredge line seen here blocked over half the channel requiring the Nevada, without the benefit of tugs, to maneuver slowly around it and this allowed Japanese bombers almost point-blank access to the battleship.

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Lat/Long 21.3541, -157.9599
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