I know there are some relatively strict rules on post topics so I will post a photo that will keep this, hopefully, legal. 12-7-1941 the US suffered it's worst naval attack. It brought us actively into WWII. The photo below is of a lamp my grandfather made out of a shell from the 3" gun that was onboard the USS Vestal. She was tied up alongside the USS Arizona. The USS Vestal though struck by two bombs and surviving the massive explosion that destroyed the USS Arizona. The USS Vestal grounded herself and continued to provide anti aircraft fire until the japanese retreated.