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Pearl Harbor Ship Damage Reports

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  1. ResearcherAtLarge

    ResearcherAtLarge Member

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    I've been working on scanning in and posting reports from the attack on Pearl Harbor; last December I posted BB-44 California's damage report. This December it is Nevada's. The list of what I have found and posted so far is:

    USS California Damage Report
    USS Nevada Damage Report
    USS Tennessee Bomb Damage Report
    USS Raleigh Damage Report
    Oglala CM-4 Damage Report
    Vestal AR-4 Bomb Damage Report
    USS Helena CL-50 Engineering Department Report


    One note, most of the documents are highly "linkable" for the purpose of fostering discussion and teaching. Individual paragraphs can be linked too by adding #Para and the number at the end of the address. Same for photos and damage plates, examples:
    (note: the forum is turning my posted links into actual titled links - check out the address bar after you click on them to see what I mean)
    Researcher@Large - BB-36 USS Nevada Pearl Harbor Attack Damage Report
    Researcher@Large - BB-36 USS Nevada Pearl Harbor Attack Damage Report
    Researcher@Large - BB-36 USS Nevada Pearl Harbor Attack Damage Report (note roman numerals on damage plates)

    I will be adding more as I come across them and scan them in.
     
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I have several of these, don't know if you're missing any.
     
  3. ResearcherAtLarge

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    I've got more, but am trying to pace myself and not burn out. I'm missing a couple as well (Honolulu & Pennsylvania) but am going to be scanning them in next month at NARA San Bruno.

    Drop me a line if there's a particularly important one you think I might be missing or should do next. I try and do two a year, so I'm looking for my June-ish release.

    I've got one for Arizona I'm planning on for next December.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'll have to see what's in the box. That means risking my life to tunnel into a mountain of boxes.

    Maybe after lunch.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Good show, guys. I like reading that kind of stuff.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I did 25 or so of these for the Navy Department Library. ("Did" as in "was doing until another project jumped the queue".) They'll see the light of day next year, I think.
     
  7. ResearcherAtLarge

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    Regarding the tunnel of boxes... if you put on a heavy restrictive suit and pull a cap down over your eyes, you could always operate by feel and pretend you were a salvage diver. :D
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I was thinking of putting in a trolley so I could get from one end to the other. Just need a way to get rid of the dirt inconspicuously. Suggestions?
     
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    Makes me wonder if there was a manual on tunneling I could find in the archives. :D
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just don't earn a gold star on the Archive walls.
     
  11. ResearcherAtLarge

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    The "text nazi" retired earlier this year.
     

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