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Pearl Harbor Ships and Planes
 
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 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
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 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 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
Vestal
Repair Ship 4
1909 16.0 knots Battleship Row; tied to the Arizona 466 2 bomb hits; beached on Aiea Sands, 0945 hours
  
  
  
Japanese Military-Ships
Name Translation Built Top Speed Air Craft Carried Crew
Akagi Red Castle 1927 31 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 or Torpedo Payload Crew Description
Aichi 3A2,
Val Type 99
281 mph
(450 kph)
874 miles (1407 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
(1867 km)
(1) 60-kg (132-lb) bomb under each wing One Carrier-borne fighter
Nakajima B5N2
Kate Type 97,
Model 12
225 mph
(360 kph)
683 miles
(1093 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, 2nd 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 Attack-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 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, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Ford Island
Kaga, 2nd Fighter Combat Unit 9 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Hickam Field, Ford Island Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Ford Island
Soryu, 3rd Fighter Combat Unit 8 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Wheeler Field, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Barbers Point
Hiryu, 4th Fighter Combat Unit 6 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Wheeler Field, Ewa Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Barbers Point
Shokaku, 5th Fighter Combat Unit 6 Zeros 20-mm (.79-in) cannon Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Bellows Field Air Control, and grounded aircraft at Kaneohe
Zuikaku, 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 or 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 or 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, 14th Attack Unit 17 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb Navy Yard, U.S.S. California, and U.S.S. Maryland
Soryu, 11th Attack Unit 17 Vals 250-kg (551-lb) general purpose dive-bomb Navy Yard, U.S.S. California, and U.S.S. Raleigh
Kaga, 12th 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 or 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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