Battlewagon Wednesday — USS Oklahoma in Cuba

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 1920.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 1920.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) was a Nevada-class battleship laid down in 1912 and commissioned in 1916. She had ten 14″ 45cal guns in two triple and two twin turrets. She was torpedoed early in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and capsized quickly, with 429 men killed or missing. She was righted and refloated in 1943 but was a total loss. She sank in 1947 while being towed to the scrappers.