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Different View of BB-39 USS Arizona

Normally when BB-39 USS Arizona is mentioned it is in relation to the Pearl Harbor attack. However there is more to the history of the Arizona than just her destruction in the start of the Pacific War.

President Herbert Hoover became the first US President to visit Puerto Rico in 1931 during a vacation. The Arizona had just completed a modernization visit and was in sea trials when the President utilized her to visit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from March 19th to 30th, 1931.

Attached are two photos of USS Arizona during President Hoover's visit to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in March 1931. This was about 10 1/2 years before she was sunk at Pearl Harbor.


Stand by to Repel Boarders! USS Buckley (DE-51) vs. U-66 “The Enemy Below”- GCM to GMC Carl Hendrickson, USN
US Navy Website about USS Arizona

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