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Pearl Harbor Ships and Planes

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U.S. Military - Ships

This is a partial list. See all affected U.S. ships in our attack map.
Name/Number Built Top Speed Location During Attack Crew Attack Details
California Battleship 44 1919 21.0 knots Battleship Row; forward of the Maryland and Oklahoma 2,200 2 torpedo hits, 0800-0810 hours; 1 bomb hit
Maryland Battleship 46 1920 21.0 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Oklahoma 2,100 2 bomb hits
Oklahoma Battleship 37 1914 20.5 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Maryland 1,301 5 torpedo hits; ship capsized; 429 men dead; 32 survivors cut out of hull in following days
Tennessee Battleship 43 1919 21.0 knots Battleship Row; inboard of the West Virginia 2,200 2 bomb hits
West Virginia Battleship 48 1921 21.0 knots Battleship Row; outboard of the Tennessee 2,350 6 torpedo hits; 2 bomb hits; half sunk
Arizona Battleship 39 1915 21.0 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Vestal forward of the Nevada 1,500 1 torpedo hit, 0805 hours; 8 bomb hits, 0810 hours; half sunk
Pennsylvania Battleship 38 1915 21.0 knots Dry dock; behind the destroyers Cassin and Downes 1,301 2 bomb hits, 0900-0910 hours
Nevada Battleship 36 1914 21.0 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Vestal, which was forward of the Nevada 1,500 1 torpedo hit; 6 bomb hits; beached on Hospital Point
Pennsylvania Battleship 38 1915 21.0 knots Dry dock; behind the destroyers Cassin and Downes 1,301 2 bomb hits, 0900-0910 hours
Utah
Battleship 31
1911 20.0 knots West side of Ford Island 1,001 2 torpedo hits; capsized to port
Helena
Light Cruiser 50
1938 32.5 knots Ten Ten Pier; inboard of the Oglala 1,700 1 torpedo hit
Cassin
Destroyer 372
1933 36.5 knots Dry dock; next to the Downes 172 1 bomb hit, 0906 hours
Downes Destroyer 375 1933 36.5 knots Dry dock; next to the Cassin/td> 172 2 bomb hits, 0906 hours
Shaw
Destroyer 373
1935 36.5 knots Floating dry dock; west of the Pennsylvania and Ten Ten Pier 172 3 bomb hits, 0902 hours; badly damaged
Oglala
Minelayer 4
1917 20.0 knots Ten Ten Pier; across from Battleship Row outboard of the Helena/td> 300 1 torpedo hit, 0930 hours; capsized to port
Argonne
Flagship 31
1921 15.5 knots Naval Yard dock; southeast of Battleship Row 85 No damage
VestalRepair Ship 4 1909 16.0 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Arizona 466 12 bomb hits; beached on Aiea Sands, 0945 hours
Argonne
Flagship 31
1921 15.5 knots Naval Yard dock; southeast of Battleship Row 85 No damage

Japanese Military - Ships

Name/Translation Built Top Speed Aircraft Carried Crew
Akagi
Red Castle
1927 31.0 knots   2,000
Kaga
Increased Joy
1920 28.5 knots 27 Zeros, 27 Vals, 27 Kates 2,016
Shokaku
Happy Crane
1939 34.5 knots 18 Zeros, 27 Vals, 27 Kates 1,660
Zuikaku
Lucky Crane
1939 34.5 knots 18 Zeros, 27 Vals, 27 Kates 1,600
Hiryu
Flying Dragon
1939 34.5 knots 24 Zeros, 18 Vals, 18 Kates 1,100
Soryu
Green Dragon
1937 34.5 knots 27 Zeros,18 Vals, 18 Kates 1,100

Japanese Military - Planes

Name/Model Speed Range Bomb/Torpedo Payload Crew Description
Aichi 3A2,
Val Type 99
281 mph/
450 kph
874 miles/
1,407 km
(1) 250-kg (551-lb) bomb under fusilage
(1) 60-kg (132-lb) bomb under each wing
Two back to back Carrier-borne, single-engine dive bomber
Mitsubishi A6M2
Zeke or Zero Model 11
340 mph/
544 kph
1,160 miles/
1,867 km
(1) 60-kg (132-lb) bomb under each wing One Carrier-borne fighter
Nakajima B5N2
Kate Type97, Model 12
255 mph/
360 kph
683 miles/
1,093 km
(1) 18-in (28-cm) torpedo or (1) 500-kg (1100-lb) bomb Two to three Single-engine torpedo bomber

Japanese Military - First Wave Attack - First Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Akagi
1st Attack Unit
15 Kates 800-kg (1760-lb) armor-piercing bomb U.S.S. Maryland, U.S.S. Tennessee, or U.S.S. West Virginia
Kaga
12nd Attack Unit
14 Kates 800-kg (1760-lb) armor-piercing bomb U.S.S. Arizona/U.S.S. Vestal, U.S.S. Tennessee, or U.S.S. West Virginia
Soryu
3rd Attack Unit
10 Kates 800-kg (1760-lb) armor-piercing bomb U.S.S. Nevada, U.S.S. Tennessee, or U.S.S. West Virginia
Hiryu
4th Attack Unit
10 Kates 800-kg (1760-lb) armor-piercing bomb U.S.S. Arizona, U.S.S. California
Akagi
1st Torpedo Attack Unit
12 Kates Mk 91 aerial torpedo U.S.S. West Virginia, U.S.S. Oklahoma, or U.S.S. California
Kaga
2nd Torpedo Attack Unit
12 Kates Mk 91 aerial torpedo U.S.S. West Virginia, U.S.S. Oklahoma, or U.S.S. Nevada
Soryu
3rd Torpedo Attack Unit
8 Kates Mk 91 aerial torpedo U.S.S. Utah, U.S.S. Helena, U.S.S. California, or U.S.S. Raleigh
Hiryu
4th Torpedo Attack Unit
8 Kates Mk 91 aerial torpedo U.S.S. West Virginia, U.S.S. Oklahoma, or U.S.S. Helena

Japanese Military - First Wave - Second Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Shokaku
15th Attack Unit
26 Vals 250-kg (550-lb) general-purpose dive-bomb Hickam Field
Zuikaku
16th Attack Unit
25 Vals 250-kg (550-lb) general-purpose dive-bomb Wheeler Field

Japanese Military - First Wave - Third Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Akagi
1st Fighter Combat Unit
9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Hickam Field, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Ford Island
Akagi
2nd Fighter Combat Unit
9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Hickam Field, Ford Island Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Ford Island
Akagi
3rd Fighter Combat Unit
8 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Wheeler Field, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Barbers Point
Akagi
4th Fighter Combat Unit
6 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Wheeler Field, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Barbers Point
Akagi
5th Fighter Combat Unit
6 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Bellows Field Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Kaneohe
Akagi
6th Fighter Combat Unit
5 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Air control and grounded aircraft at Kaneohe

Japanese Military - Second Wave Attack - First Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Shokaku
5th Attack Unit
27 Kates (1) 250-kg (551-lb) general-purpose bomb and (6) 60-kg (132-lb) regular bombs bomb under fusilage Kaneohe Naval Air Station
Zuikaku
6th Attack Unit
27 Kates (1) 250-kg (551-lb) general-purpose bomb and (6) 60-kg (132-lb) regular bombs Hickam Field

Japanese Military - Second Wave Attack - Second Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Akagi
13th Attack Unit
18 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb Ford Island NW, U.S.S. Neosho, U.S.S. Shaw, and U.S.S. Nevada
Zuikaku
13th Attack Unit
17 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb Navy Yard, U.S.S. California, and U.S.S. Maryland
Soryu
13th Attack Unit
17 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb Navy Yard, U.S.S. California, and U.S.S. Raleigh
Kaga
13th Attack Unit
26 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb U.S.S. Nevada, U.S.S. Maryland, and U.S.S. West Virginia

Japanese Military - Second Wave Attack - Third Group

Group/Carrier of Origin Aircraft Armament Assigned Target(s)
Akagi
1st Fighter Combat Unit
9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Hickam Field
Kaga
2nd Fighter Combat Unit
9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Pearl Harbor
Soryu
3rd Fighter Combat Unit
9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon NAS Kaneohe

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