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Attractions at Pearl Harbor: The Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona, named after the 48th state upon entering the union, was a battleship built and commissioned for the United States Navy in 1916. This ship was the last under the title of super-dreadnought battleship which carried heavier guns and thicker hulls. Although the Arizona did not enter World War I, she was a peak of modernization and was used in training scenarios for soldiers.

The day before she was bombed by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941, the ship was fully refueled for an exercise in the coming week. When the Arizona came under fire and was bombed she exploded and sank killing 1,177 officers and crewmen. The USS Arizona was one of the few ships that could not be salvaged and still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor slowly and continually leaking fuel.

Hawaii Pearl Harbor Tours transports you from you hotel in Waikiki to and from Pearl Harbor and includes tickets to the memorial and allots for time to see the exhibit gallery. The tour also includes a ride around the historical district of Honolulu and up to Punchbowl Cemetery.

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