File:US Shaw exploding in Pearl Harbor.jpg

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The forward magazine of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, 09:30h. Shaw was docked in the floating drydock YFD-2.
At right, The bow of Nevada (BB-36) can be seen after her aborted escape attempt out channel. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT-146) maneuvers at the port bow of Nevada whose stern had swung 180 degrees back out towards sea channel after her quartermaster, under orders, nosed her bow into the mud at Hospital point. Hoga and companion tug YT-130 then pulled Nevada free and moved her to the western side of the channel where she settled into the mud at 10:45. A dredge line from the southern tip of Ford island is visible in the foreground. In background at left, smoke rises from Hickam Field.

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current22:30, 6 January 2017Thumbnail for version as of 22:30, 6 January 20172,816 × 2,239 (3.12 MB)127.0.0.1 (talk)The forward magazine of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS <i>Shaw</i> (DD-373) explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, 09:30h. <i>Shaw</i> was docked in the floating drydock YFD-2.<br> At right, The bow of <i>Nevada</i> (BB-36) can be seen after her aborted escape attempt out channel. The tugboat USS <i>Hoga</i> (YT-146) maneuvers at the port bow of <i>Nevada</i> whose stern had swung 180 degrees back out towards sea channel after her quartermaster, under orders, nosed her bow into the mud at Hospital point. <i>Hoga</i> and companion tug YT-130 then pulled <i>Nevada</i> free and moved her to the western side of the channel where she settled into the mud at 10:45. A dredge line from the southern tip of Ford island is visible in the foreground. In background at left, smoke rises from Hickam Field.
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