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USS Arizona - Photographs in UA Library Special Collections, 1931 to 1941

The ship's company posed with Presedent Hoover during his cruise on board the Arizona, March 1931. The president is seated at the front center.

President Hoover walking on the quarterdeck. The guns of turret 4 are visible to the right of the photograph. Two of the ship's aircraft are visible behind him, as is the pole crane fitted at the stern during the modernization (it was in place until 1934, when it was upgraded).

This photgraph, taken in 1936, shows the forward superstructure. The heavily armored conning tower can be identified by the narrow vision slits. Just above it the ship's bridge is visible. The long "beam" on the platform above the bridge is the range finder, used to aim the ship's main guns. The structures at the top of the tripod mast are stations for controlling the ship's guns. The Arizona is passing under the partially completed Golden Gate Bridge.

In later years the Arizona carried aircraft launching rails at the stern and on one of the turrets.

A 5 inch anti-aircraft gun. One of the anti-aircraft guns mounted on the superstructure deck during the ship's modernization.

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