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2005-06-16 07:01:11

HONOLULU (AP) -- A team of divers is collecting information that will help experts determine how fast the sunken USS Arizona is deteriorating. The battleship sank on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II. The remains of more than 1,100 crewmen remain entombed in the sunken wreckage, which is spanned by the USS Arizona Memorial. "Collapse in inevitable but by all indications, it is not imminent. It could be decades," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.