These pictures our courtesy of Russell Damtoft in Bethesda, MD. His father, Walter Damtoft, was a reporter and editor with the Charlotte Observer and was assigned to cover the ship coming into Wilmington in Great photos!
The turret held three guns; below the gun deck were the turret floor, the machinery floor, and two levels of magazines for the shells and propellant charges. Two centrally located ammunition hoists carried the ordnance from the magazines to the gun deck.
Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed