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
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
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
that we watched a spectacular sunset at Waikiki Beach.
the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor is build over the sunken Arizona, the last resting place of 1100 sailors
inside the Memorial
an old torpedo on display
a stroll along Waikiki Beach is a must for every visitor