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USS Arizona - Objects from UA Library Special Collections

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Most of the material shown here is on display in the USS Arizona memorial in the Student Union building.

Contents:

Page 1

  • 50-2-1 First flag flown on USS Arizona, BB39, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The flying of the flag over the sunken Arizona began on March 7, 1950.
  • 51-1-1 The ship's bell from the USS Arizona hangs in the tower of the University of Arizona Student Union building. The bell is tolled at the memorial services, held each year on the Sunday closest to December 7. This is one of two recovered. The other is at the memorial at Pearl Harbor.
  • 55-2-1 Model of the USS Arizona. Displayed in the Student Union hallway outside the memorial.
  • 55-3-1 Small brown new testament removed from the body of an unidentified man from the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941.
  • Page 2

  • 55-3-2 Wooden case with glass cover containing four pieces of shrapnel removed from the USS Arizona. Donated by U.S. Navy and Marine Training Ctr., Phoenix.
  • 57-1-1 Plaque commemorating the USS Arizona's service in World War I. "Retrieved from USS Arizona Dec. 10th 1941 by Clyde C. Smith CEM USN-crew member, by permission of Lient. Comdr. Samuel G. Fuqua, surviving senior officer. Donated to U. Of A. Dec. 7, 1957 by Clyde Smith Ret. USN. Presented by Admiral Fuqua US Navy Retired."
  • 57-2-1 Model of USS Arizona. Presented by Branch 163 and Branch 176 Fleet Reserve Assoc.
  • 58-1-1 Piece of machine gun projectile, possibly Japanese.
  • Page 3

  • 59-1-1 Sword belt of Daniel J. Condon, Cdr USN Ret. The belt was brought up by divers. The sword is at the state capital.
  • 61-1-1 Bible
  • 62-2-1 Medal, donated by Warren Kaiser. Inscribed "ATLANTIC PACIFIC CHAMPION".
  • 63-4-1 Donated by R. T. Morgan, 1924-1936, E Div.
  • Page 4

  • 64-5-1 Name plate of radio transmitter from two man Japanese midget submarine which entered Pearl Harbor and was sunk, December 7 1941.
  • 67-2-1,2 USS Arizona 1937 commission pennant. Lowered and presented to Capt. George A. Alexander, USN at the change of command ceremonies.
  • 67-3-1 Plaque "In memory of our departed shipmates of the USS Arizona from the officer and crew of the USS Sperry (AS-12)".
  • 67-5-1abc Name plate.
  • Page 5

  • 68-2-1abc Dance card, cover reads "USS Arizona 1923".
  • 68-8-1 Hat, part of dress white uniform required for liberty. Ceased being used between 1939 and 1940.
  • 69-1-1 Painting of the USS Arizona memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 70-2-1,2 Pieces of machine gun projectile, possibly Japanese.
  • Page 6

  • 70-2-3,4 Two pieces of shrapnel from Japanese planes. Donated by Francis Price, San Diego, California.
  • 71-1-1 Scrapbook, cover reads "Snap Shots USS Arizona USN J.E. Kelpin". Mr. Kelpin's scrapbbok includes a photo of himself taken during the late 1920's.
  • 71-3-4b Medal, inscribed "USS ARIZONA 1924 E".
  • 74-1-1 Steel disc section, 5" AA gun. It was firing when USS Arizona sank to the bottom, December 7, 1941. Donated by Joseph M. Pugh, USN Ret.
  • Page 7

  • 74-3-1abc Bottles used at the christening of the USS Arizona. Bottle at left is inscribed "Presented by the M Hummel Wine Co.,...to Miss Esther Ross...for the christening of the USS Arizona at Navy Yard Brooklyn N.Y., June 19, 1915." The bottle on the right contained the first water over the spillway of Roosevelt Dam. The cage holding it was made from copper provided by J. C. Greenway, of the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company and the New Cornilia Copper Company of Bisbee, Arizona. It was designed by Walter Hoge and furnished to the Arizona delegation by the Arizona Republican newspaper of Phoenix.
  • 74-3-2 Official badge presented at the launching of USS Arizona, Brooklyn Navy Yard. Presented by Mrs. Wm. Hoggan. A contemporary newspaper article describes the comemorative badges distributed at the launching of the Arizona (From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt)
  • 76-2-1,2,3,4,5 At left, 50 caliber machine gun cases. At right, halyard snaps from the USS Arizona flag staff.
  • 76-5-1 Flag.
  • Page 8

  • 77-1-1 Plank from quarter-deck of USS Arizona. Inscribed "Waidelich Jesse R was aboard 4-10-1927 4-12-1934".
  • 77-1-6ab Lamp with plaster cast of cliffs, lighthouse and photo of USS Arizona. Donated by Jesse R. Waidlich CWO USCG Ret.
  • 77-1-7abWooden candlesticks made from wood used in bearings of main shafts, USS Arizona. Donated by Jesse R. Waidlich CWO USCG Ret.
  • 77-3-6 Scrapbook, cover is inscribed "Logalbum USN USS Arizona".
  • Page 9

  • 77-3-8,9,10 Polished shell casings.
  • 77-3-11ab Photo frame, made from expended small caliber shell casings.
  • 77-3-12,13 Lamps, decorated with expended small caliber shell casings.
  • 77-3-14,15ab Ashtrays, constructed from shell heads.
  • Page 10

  • 77-3-16,17
  • 77-3-18,19 Souvenir pennants.
  • 77-3-34abc Lighter, made from an expended small caliber shell casing.
  • 77-3-35 Scrapbook, cover reads "William A. Watkens 1931 USN US Navy".
  • Page 11

  • 77-3-36 Kerchief.
  • 79-1-1ab Chief Petty Officer's uniform, worn until about 1943. Donated by Warren C. Kaiser.
  • 79-1-2 Dress white jumper, the required uniform for liberty until about 1939 or 1940. Donated by Warren C. Kaiser.
  • 79-3-1 Football sweater of Alvin Alison Talbot--duty on Arizona 1928-1934. He played halfback on the ship's football team.
  • Page 12

  • 79-4-1 Plaque, "In memory, Esther Ross Hoggan, honorary President - U.S.S. Arizona Crew-Kin. She christened the battleship U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39) June 19, 1915".
  • 80-1-1 Lamp (see 77-1-6ab)
  • 81-2-1ab OOD long glass (spy glass). One of three in use on December 7, 1941. It was salvaged by a USS Arizona diving party December 15-19. Found in the OOD "shack" on the quarter-deck while retrieving t he Paymaster's safe. Donated by Cdr. Everett A. Malcolm, USN Ret.
  • 83-1-1 Commemorative plate of USS Arizona.
  • Page 13

  • 83-2-5 Small book.
  • 83-2-6 1400# armor piercing projectile made of nickel and tungsten steel by Japan.
  • 84-2-1 Personnel book from the USS Arizona.
  • 84-3-1 Boarding book, United States Navy.
  • Page 14

  • 84-6-1,2 Framed photograph of the USS Arizona
  • 84-7-1,2 Steel disc sections, 5" AA gun. It was firing when USS Arizona sank to the bottom, December 7, 1941. Donated by Joseph M. Pugh, USN Ret.
  • 84-19-11 Scrapbook, cover reads "Logalbum MEMORY BOOK U.S.S. Arizona".
  • 84-24-1,2,3,4 Machine gun projectile, possibly Japanese.
  • Page 15

  • 84-24-5 Piece of plank, inscribed "QUARTERDECK TEAK U.S.S. ARIZONA DEC. 7,
  • 84-24-6 Name plate.
  • 84-24-7,8,9,10,11 Medal at left reads "USS Arizona 1925"; at right: four badges from the launching of USS Arizona. A contemporary newspaper article describes the comemorative badges distributed at the launching of the Arizona (From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt)
  • 84-24-13 Flag removed from the body of an unidentified man on board USS Arizona, BB39, December 7, 1941.
  • Page 16

  • 84-24-14 Sailor's hat
  • 84-24-15 Machine gun projectile, possibly Japanese.
  • 84-32-1abc,2 At left: Book, "Ship and Gun Drills United States Navy 1907". At right: Pens in pocket clip.
  • 84-38-1 Sweater.
  • Page 17

  • 84-41-1 Clock.
  • 85-9-1ab Boatswain's pipe.
  • 85-9-2 Commemorative pillow.
  • 87-1-1 Memento of crossed oars and live preserver
  • 87-5-1 Model of USS Arizona. Built by Chris Cowherd, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Photo credits.

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