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Dec 6

The Sinking of the USS Nevada (BB-36)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:01 AM


Captain Charles J. Merdinger, CEC, USN (Retired)

On the morning of 7 December 1941 in Pearl Harbor, then-Ensign Charles Merdinger awoke to alarms and stepped through his socks in his haste to get to his battle station on board the battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) as she came under attack. In this audio clip, Captain Merdinger gives a vivid account of the near-disastrous situation he found himself in while in the Nevada‘s plotting room during the surprise Japanese strike.   To read more about the Naval Institute Oral History Program, go to   получить займ на карту Best Payday Loans payday loans online bad credit best online payday loans instant approval safe… Read the rest of this entry »