|The Utah as she left Camden in December of 1909. Photo from www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.|
|The Phoenix at Pearl Harbor. Photo from www.history.navy.mil|
You can see the fortunate Phoenix steaming past the battleships unharmed in a YouTube video by clicking here.
While she escaped harm in Pearl Harbor, she seemed somehow destined for destruction in battle. After being sold to Argentina and renamed the General Belgrano, she was sunk by a British submarine's torpedo in 1982 during the Falkland's War. To learn more about the Phoenix, visit the Naval Historical Center's webpage here.
We honor all of those affected by the attack on Pearl Harbor seventy-one years ago today. Although it was certainly a tragic day, it is also a reminder of Camden's proud shipbuilding heritage and its place of importance in our nation's history.