Have you ever wondered some facts about the attack on pearl harbor? In this writing i will be talking about pearl harbor. First, what was the main reason for the Japanese attacking? second what was destroyed during the attack? Last but not least some facts about the USS Arizona What was the reason the Japanese attack pearl harbor? The first reason was to prevent us pacific fleet from interfering with military actions that were planned in southeast Asia another reason why they attacked was so Americans would not be able to fight japan’s armed forces spread.
This is a few reason why Japan attacked pearl harbor. Source used:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor What was destroyed during the attack? 17 battleships were destroyed and 14 of them were returned to service.
The USS Arizona had the most casualties with a 1,177 people died. Arizona is still in the harbor to this day you can even take a trip to see it. There was also 3 cruisers that got destroyed. There was also 3 destroyers that were destroyed all 3 cruisers and destroyers were returned to service with minimal casualties. The USS Arizona was not supposed to be at pearl harbor but it became the most famous battleship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor Last but not least facts about the USS Arizona.
The ship was a 30 thousand ton armored fortress measuring 2 football fields long (200yds). The guns on the ship could fire a shell a whopping 12 miles. The ship was going to be the biggest of any navy’s in the world. The ship took 21 months to be ready for battle. of the 1500 aboard only 334 survived the bombs that hit the USS Arizona.
900 of the body’s where not able to be recovered. The big ship still bleeds a little oil that drifts up from the wreck and stains the surface of the water sources used on this paragraph: https://www.washingtonpost.com Maybe one day you can visit the USS Arizona. What was the reason the Japanese attacked? Second was destroyed during the attack.
Last but not least what was destroyed during the attack. Those are some of the main points of this writing on pearl harbor