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The last USS Arizona 14-inch gun barrel begins its move from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Virginia to Phoenix, Ariz., April 10. The gun barrel -- removed from the USS Arizona to be relined before World War II -- was at the Dahlgren Naval Proving Ground for proof testing when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. (U.S. Navy photo by John J. Joyce/Released)
Tripod foremast and conning tower structure of USS Arizona after her devastating explosion. Once the fires finally burned out, a couple days after the attack, navy divers swam out to explore the wreckage. In this area was where RADM Isaac C. Kidd had commanded to his final moments (earning a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor). Within this charred conning tower, RADM Kidd's academy ring was found... fused to a bulkhead. It was chiseled out by a diver and returned to the Kidd family.