It can not be easily argued that the USS Arizona Is A Famous Battleship. Maybe one of the top 5 if not top US Navy warship in terms of its famous history and that is why we crafted the USS Arizona Warships of World War 2 75th Anniversary Coin.
USS Arizona Is A Famous Battleship
And without question is due to its participation and sinking at the Battle Of Pearl Harbor. The last bomb hit at 08:06 in the vicinity of Turret II, likely penetrating the armored deck near the magazines located in the forward section of the ship. While not enough of the ship is intact to judge the exact location, its effects are indisputable: about seven seconds after the hit, the forward magazines detonated in a cataclysmic explosion, mostly venting through the sides of the ship and destroying much of the interior structure of the forward part of the ship. This caused the forward turrets and conning tower to collapse downward some 25–30 feet (7.6–9.1 m) and the foremast and funnel to collapse forward, effectively tearing the ship in half.
Hit with armor piercing bombs that exploded her magazine the USS Arizona exploded then sank rapidly taking with her 1,177 officers and crewmen. Her sinking alone lost more Sailors than all the Sailors lost in the First World War. It was later in May of 1962 the USS Arizona memorial was built directly over the battleship which lays at rest in the exact position she rests at in Pearl Harbor.
USS Arizona Warships of World War 2 75th Anniversary Coin
Navy Crow developed and has made 22 collectible USN warship coins called the Warships of World War 2 challenge coins which honor the 75th Anniversary of the ending of World War 2. The USS Arizona coin had to produce since it was in essence the signaling of America’s entrance into WW2 after Pearl Harbor and with it the loss of the USS Arizona.
USS Arizona Is A Famous Battleship and because of this we had to make a coin to honor her and her crew. Designed with the battleship from the starboard, she displays with pride her strong bow lines, superstructure, her 4 x triple 14″ gun turrets and assorted 5 inch guns.
The US flag and great State Of Arizona are also displayed. A silhouette view of the ship and a top down look at her from above also are on display. A sunburst, her name and her hull number, BB-39 are also crafted into this military coin. Her nickname “At Em” is also seen on this coin.
She is the first coin of 22 US Navy warship coins that are a unique look into our naval past and a coin you want in your collection.
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