USS Arizona

Discussion in 'Non Sun City Related Discussions' started by pegmih, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    Three ships of the United States Navy have been named
    USS Arizona.

    The 1st 2 ships predate both the territory and state of Arizona and were named for a region of northern Mexico called variously "Arizonac," "Arissona," or "Arizona." The 1st USS Arizona (1858) was an iron-hulled side-wheel steamer that served in the American Civil War. The 2nd USS Arizona (1865) was a 3850-ton steam frigate launched in October 1865 as USS Neshamny. She was renamed twice, carrying the name Arizona for less than three months during 1869 before becoming USS Nevada.

    The 3rd USS ARIZONA (BB-39) was a Pennsylvania-class battleship. She served from 1916 until 1941

    The USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii marks the sinking of the ship in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The USS Arizonana (ID-4542A) was a United States Navy cargo ship and troop transport.

    One of the US Air Force's fleet of B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers is named Spirit of Arizona.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013
  2. suncityjack

    suncityjack Active Member

    There are pieces from the battleship USS Arizona embedded in a remarkable memorial sculpture outside the Glendale Library off 59th. Well worth seeing. There are tributes to all branches of the armed services there.

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