CASUALTIES & DAMAGE
|U.S. NAVAL SHIPS||LOST/SUNK||DAMAGED|
|Battleships (9)||Arizona ||Maryland |
|Destroyers (3)||Cassin||Shaw |
|Seaplane Tender (1)||Curtiss|
|Repair Ship (1)||Vestal|
The Japanese task force consisted of a total of 31 ships.
The task force was commanded by Admiral Nagumo
|6 Aircraft Carriers|
|2 Heavy Cruisers |
|8 Fuel Tankers|
* Five submarines (large) were part of an advance expeditionary force
which arrive in Hawaiian waters from the south on 6 December 1943
They each launched one midget submarine. Only one was able to enter
the harbor. It was subsequently sunk. One was sunk by a destroyer
(the USS Ward ) and a PBY Aircraft 14-P-1 of Patrol Squadron 14 outside the harbor.
The Japanese had 28 large submarines operating throughout the Pacific.
Some of these carried seaplanes in pods.
Aircraft in the first attack group that struck at 0755
Hawaiian Island Standard time
40 Torpedo Planes
49 High Level Bombers
51 Dive Bombers
43 Fighter Type
183 Total Aircraft on First Attack
The second attack group struck at 0855
40 Fighter Type
170 Total Aircraft in Second Attack
The second attack lasted 50 minutes
1 Large Submarine
5 Midget Submarines
69 Personnel on Submarines
In the final analysis the treachery of that Sunday, 7 December
1941 did not pay. Of the 18 warships sunk or damaged,
13 were repaired and returned to service.
Of the six aircraft carriers, two battleships, two
cruisers and nine destroyers of the Japanese strike force,
four of the carriers were sunk six months later at the Battle of
Midway and not a single one of the destroyers survived the war.
1364 days after it began, the war ended in a crushing defeat
for those who began it. It ended on the deck of a United States
battleship, not in Pearl Harbor but in Tokyo Bay.