On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, I thought you also might be interested to know that it’s Maritime Heritage Month as well. Did you know: the US Navy actually only permanently lost 2 ships in the attack on Pearl Harbor: the USS Arizona and the USS Oklahoma. All the other damaged ships were refloated and repaired, many within 6 months. This is because the Japanese failed to bomb the nearby repair facilities and dry docks. They also failed to damage any of the aircraft carriers who were out of port during the raid. The Japanese mistakenly believed battleships would play the main roll in naval combat. It turned out that aircraft at sea would be the main weapon that would lead to the deadly demise of the Japanese Navy. [ SOURCE: Pearl Harbor Tours ]

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