USS Oklahoma BB-37
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Nov. 12, 2012

In going through papers belonging to my late grandfather, Colin Henry Dunn. I discovered he served during WWI and was on the USS Oklahoma. I found the despatch below.

Jean Curren
Pottstown, Pennsylvania


Dec. 28, 2010

Can anyone direct me to where I would find a list of crew members who worked on this ship in Philadelphia in 1917-1918?

Thanks so very much,
Kate Wreen

June 30, 2010

My ex-father-in-law was in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. I want to make sure that his two grandchildren remember that day and that one of their grandfathers were there. Their other grandfather was in England and Germany along with many other family members. I can't remember what ship he was on, but do remember him telling that he was trapped in his ship while it was upside down. His youngest son said he was on the California. He was in the Navy and I don't remember what he did on the ship. I wished I had paid more attention to the facts, but when you are 19 and 20 you just don't seem to pay attention to those little details. Could you let me know if it was the California and if not, is there some place where I can check to see which ship he was on. 

Thank you very much,
Jennie Sheesley

Reply 1
June 30, 2010

If he was in a capsized ship at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 it was probably USS Oklahoma BB-37, here is a link to the page on my site USS Oklahoma Page 3. However he could have been on USS Utah AG-16 (ex BB-31) which also capsized, but Utah was no longer considered a battleship at the time she was sunk. Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Michael Pocock

Oct. 6, 2008

My great uncle, William McNight Curry, died December 7th 1941. I am interested in any survivors who knew him. I contacted Paul Goodyear, and he did not know him. Where might I find a military photograph of him in uniform?

Thank you,
Anne Ippolito

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