The U.S.S. West Virginia That Even The Pearl Harbor Bombing Couldn’t Take Down

You may have heard the phrase, “It’s hard to take a West Virginian down.” While I cannot necessarily attest to that, I can say that its even harder to take down our battleships, if the U.S.S. West Virginia is any indication. During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a torpedo struck the ship and many others. After months underwater, she was salvaged and refitted, living on to rejoin the fight.

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