remains of the main turret
the memorial stone for the USS Scamp, on eternal patrol
the memorial stones for the 52 submarines lost in action. The USS Bowfin SS 287 is in the background
Sunset at Waikiki Beach
the entrance to the Bowfin Park
O'ahu
O'ahu is with nearly a million inhabitants the most populated Hawaiian island. Honolulu, the state capital  is located at the SE side of O'ahu.
It's deepwater port Pearl Harbor is home to the US Navy Pacific Fleet.
 
The Kingdom of O'ahu lasted from the 11th till the end of the 18th century, after which it fell to Kahekili II of Maui and shortly after that to Kamehameha I who founded the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.
 
O'ahu is mainly known for two things, the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese Navy in 1941 and Waikiki Beach.
 
We were on O'ahu in Feb 1995 and visited the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum.
After that we watched a spectacular sunset at Waikiki Beach.
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the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor is build over the sunken Arizona, the last resting place of 1100 sailors
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inside the Memorial
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an old torpedo on display
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a stroll along Waikiki Beach is a must for every visitor