75 years since the day that has lived in infamy.
I was an AB sailing with the SUP in Matson's Maui in early 1998. June 10th saw us eastbound from Honolulu toward Seattle, and then down to Oakland.
The old man had altered course to intercept the west bound tug Sea Victory and tow USS Missouri bound toward Pearl Harbor.
I recall how many that fought to get her saved as a museum ship, referred to Missouri as "one of the bookends". I was to learn they referred to the sunken Arizona as the first bookend and Missouri as the second. An encapsulation of World War 2 of sorts.
Around morning coffee, I was on the 8x12 and on the bridge, the crew mustered voluntarily to get themselves in a photo as Missouri was towed by. We crowded onto the starboard bridge wing and passed the cameras around. Even the off watch black gang went below to relieve the watch so they could also pose in front of history being towed by.
A good day at sea.