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“Not all of us can make it to the Arizona Memorial, and fewer still have slipped beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to view her wreck directly. Brian OConnor
has had the privilege of caring for Battleship Arizona and tells his story of the path to direct contact with a ship he loves and of the many dives and the profound affect they had on him. Mr. O’Connor covers what happened to the ship in technical detail, and we learn how the ship’s shattered hulk was mapped out and inspected, in a caring and respectful manner decades later. This is a fascinating read for those of us who can’t make the final few feet of a pilgrimage to witness one of the United States’ most catastrophic military losses.

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