USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her sister ship was Nevada. She, along with her sister, were the first two U.S. warships to use oil fuel instead of coal.
The Day the USS Oklahoma Died
USS New Mexico (BB-40), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and USS Nevada (BB-36),1919
USS Oklahoma (BB 37), showing extent of torpedo damage, after being righted. Evidence suggests possible mini submarine strike using larger Type 97 torpedoes (800lb TNT equiv. warhead), compared to the Type 91 aerial variety (450lb).
Other Boat Ship Models and Kits 4248: Uss Oklahoma Battleship Paper Cut Out Model Scale 1:200 + Laser Parts -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $53.99 on eBay!
Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed
USS Oklahoma BB-37. Oklahoma had a chequered reputation between the wars courtesy of her reciprocating triple-expansion engines which frequently gave trouble and degraded her speed and reliability compared to the other 11 turbine- and turbo-electric drive ships that formed the main battleline of the U.S. Fleet between the wars. Her perpetual status as a private ship was evidenced by the lack of build-up in her superstructure that gave her masts a relatively taller and more elegant…
14 in Nevada class battleship USS Oklahoma pictured on manoeuvres in the 1930s - this pair were the US Navy's first oil fired dreadnoughts. She capsized at Pearl Harbor under Japanese air attack on 7 December 1941 with the loss of over 400 of her crew, and unlike most of the ships present that day was too badly damaged ever to return to service.