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BB-36 USS NEVADA
1949 - Present

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Delta - Kilo

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Nevada Class Battleship: Displacement 27,500 Tons, Dimensions, 583' (oa) x 95' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 10 x 14"/45 21 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Triple Turrets, 16" Dual turrets, 3" Second (armor) Deck, 2 1/2" Third (splinter) Deck 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws. Speed, 20.5 Knots, Crew 864.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Fore River, Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA., November 4, 1912. Launched July 11, 1914. Commissioned March 11, 1916. Decommissioned August 29, 1946. Stricken August 12, 1948.
Fate: Target During Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Sunk, off Oahu, July 31 1948, by Gunfire from Iowa BB-61 and 3 Heavy Cruisers.
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BB-36 Nevada397k A former crew member of the World War II Nevada (BB-36), right, and a crew member of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733), salute after raising the ship's commissioning pennant at Groton CT., 16 Aug 1986. USN photo # DN-ST-87-00382, by PHAN K.P. Keller, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-36 Nevada102kCaptain Donald K. Ross during dedication of Nevada Memorial, Pearl Harbor, 1991.USNHC # NH 97467-KN, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-36 Nevada698k Medal of Honor winner Captain Donald K. Ross, USN (ret.), who was engineering officer aboard the Nevada (BB-36) on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr., USN (ret.), who was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism, reminisce during Survivor's Day ceremonies, 5 Decemer 1991. The event honors the sailors and Marines of the battleships that were sunk or damaged in the 7 Dec. 1941, bombing. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05807, by JOC(AW) Gloria Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
(NISMF)376kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 Dec 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-36 Nevada38kNevada Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Aug 9, 2002.Courtesy of V/R SK2 (SW) Joseph A. Gless.
BB-36 Nevada517k Lt. Cmdr. Walter L. Riter, USN Ret., participates in the 99th Annual Huntington Beach CA., Fourth of July Parade with a large scale model of the World War II battleship Nevada (BB-36). Mr. Riter serves as mobile display officer with Navy Recruiting Command at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. The Nevada model was originally used in the 1970 motion picture "Tora! Tora! Tora!" which depicted the infamous 7 Dec. 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Following filming, Riter rescued the model from a trash bin, and had it restored to it's current condition. Each year, Riter takes the model to schools, parades and community events to foster civic pride and understanding of the history and traditions of the U.S. Navy. U.S. Navy photo # N-1159B-003 by Journalist 2nd Class Brian Brannon, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
World War II Memorial371k A quote made by Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is inscribed on a granite wall at the National World War II Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Fleet Adm. Nimitz was the United States signatory to the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, Japan on 2 Sept. 1945, thus ending World War II. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the memorial honors all military veterans of World War II, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. On 29 May 2004, the memorial will be formally dedicated with an estimated 200,000 people expected to attend, and includes 100,000 visiting veterans of all wars. U.S. Navy photo # N-0295M-011 by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-36 Nevada156k The bell & ship's wheel of the battleship Nevada (BB-36), located in the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Nevada, 24 August 2004. Photo copyright courtesy of Hugh Hudson.
BB-36 Nevada312k A Naval Station Pearl Harbor color guard parades the colors on 30 Sept. 2004 in front of the Nevada Memorial at a ceremony to formally establish Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Hawaii. NSGA Kunia and NSGA Pearl Harbor merged commands to form one consolidated command on the island of Oahu to enhance mission effectiveness.U.S. Navy photo # N-3019M-002 by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-36 Nevada306k Engineman 1st Class Ronnie Choate adjusts a model of OS2U Kingfisher seaplane aboard a large-scale model of the battleship Nevada (BB-36), at the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo held at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, 24 Oct. 2004. Choate works with Navy Recruiting Command at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Stations, Calif., helping bring the model of the World War II era battleship to various events in Southern California. The model was originally used in the filming of the 1970 motion picture "Tora! Tora! Tora!" which depicted the 7 Dec. 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo # N-1159B-007 by Journalist 2nd Class Brian Brannon, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-36 Nevada318k Pearl Harbor survivor, U.S. Navy retired Lt. Cmdr. Walter Riter, speaks to civilians about the history and traditions of the Navy at the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo held at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training base, 24 Oct. 2004. Riter serves as Mobile Display Officer with the Navy Recruiting Command at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Stations, Calif. He brings a large-scale model of the battleship Nevada (BB-36) to various events in Southern California. U.S. Navy photo # N-1159B-004 by Journalist 2nd Class Brian Brannon, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-36 Nevada339k Pearl Harbor survivor Woody Derby, stationed aboard the battleship Nevada (BB-36) during the 7 Dec. 1941 attack, recounts his experiences to Sailors during a historic photograph presentation at Nevada Hall Bachelors Enlisted Quarters on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 13 Dec. 2005. U.S. Navy photo # N-3019M-001 by Journalist 2nd Class Ryan C. McGinley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
BB-36 Nevada383kBoy Scout Troop 948 from Long Beach, Calif., marches alongside the replica of the Nevada (BB-36) at the 48th Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade on 19 May 2007. The scouts finished refurbishing the model this year before returning it to Commander, Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles in January. U.S. Navy photo # N-9706M-006 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee, courtesy of news.navy.mil. Photo added 05/30/07.

Additional Nevada Images
1 General View Of Nevada From The Library Of Congress Server.

USS NEVADA BB-36 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Position open
Address: 153 Cecil Avenue, PO Box 216, Owingsville, KY,40360
Phone: 606-674-2125
E-mail: Kevin Stewart


Note About Contacts.

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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
HyperWar Pacific Theater of Operations.

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