: If she had been at sea upon the torpedo hit
: then more than likely it would have been
: I am engaged in a web search to find out how
: much water taken but had she not been in in
: a harbor and towed to shallow water then
: Pennsylvania would have sank. Superb
: damage control kept the ship from sinking.
: However, it should be noted that she nearly
: sank later while on route back to Pearl
: Harbor immediately after the war.
: Pennsylvania did not sink because of the
: nuclear testing at Bikini. She sank because
: the power to the pumps ran out and the
: never-completely repaired torpedo damage
: proved fatal to the ship. (source,
: Friedman, An Illustrated History of