Allied Warships

USS Oklahoma (BB 37)

Battleship of the Nevada class

USS Oklahoma in her final configuration.

NavyThe US Navy
PennantBB 37 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down26 Oct 1912 
Launched23 Mar 1914 
Commissioned2 May 1916 
Lost7 Dec 1941 

USS Oklahoma (Captain Howard Douglas Bode) was at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 and was hit by at least 5 torpedoes causing her to capsize. Total losses were 415 Navy and 14 Marine Corps for 429 KIA out of 1353 crew at time of loss.

Efforts to salvage her began in March 1943 and on 1 December she entered her dry dock. She was not repaired but decommissioned on 1 September 1944 and then sold for scrap on 5 December 1946. She sank en route to the breakers yard on 17 May 1947 550 miles out of Hawaii en route to San Francisco.


Commands listed for USS Oklahoma (BB 37)

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1Capt. Emmanuel August Lofquist, USN30 Jan 193924 Jun 1940
2Capt. Edward James Foy, USN24 Jun 194031 Oct 1941
3Capt. Howard Douglas Bode, USN1 Nov 19417 Dec 1941

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