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ALOHA ALL!


        How did the USS NEVADA get underway during the attack on Pearl Harbor and not the other Battleships?  Please give me answers I'd really appreciate it!  ;)


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Aloha Az,
Please read the items in this category...they help to clear up the many items involved in your question. ONe comes from the CO's repoirt: "Although the Nevada had been torpedoed and had received one or two bomb hits, Lieutenant Commander Thomas correctly decided that it was urgently necessary to get underway to avoid destruction of the ship due to the proximity of the Arizona which was surrounded with burning oil and afire from stem to stern."

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Walter Lord's book Day of Infamy states that the Officer of the Deck during that last peace time watch, Ensign Joseph Taussig reviewed the ship's log and saw that the USS Nevada had used the same boiler to supply all of the basic power and plant services load while she was in Pearl Harbor that entire weekend.  He ordered the engine room watch to fire up a second boiler and switch the power load ASAP.  When the Japanese attacked, the Nevada still had two hot boilers online and was soon able to get underway, unlike the other battleships.
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