The USS NEVADA Battleship Sunk in shallow water by torpedoes and bombs. On February 12, 1942, the NEVADA was refloated and sent to drydock No. 2. There the ship was repaired to be seaworthy for the voyage to Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington. It arrived on May 1, 1942, and was reconditioned and modernized. In late December 1942 it rejoined the Pacific Fleet. The USS CALIFORNIA Battleship A few days after the attack the ship was evaluated for salvage and repair. The immediate need was to lighten ship. All non-essential material, fuel, ammunition, machinery and main gun batteries were removed. Salvage workers placed coffer-dams around the ships forecastle and quarterdeck. The ship was placed in drydock No. 2 on April 9, 1942. During this time permanent repairs were made on the structural damage to the ship. In October of that year, it steamed back to the West Coast and underwent further repair work and modernization at Puget Sound Naval Yard. Less than a year later, the CALIFORNIA returned to the fleet The USS WEST VIRGINIA Battleship Damage to the ship's port side was extensive, and the hull damage was so serious that the vessel proved difficult to raise. The chief problem with salvaging the ship was sealing the hull. The use of special underwater concrete and huge patches measuring 13 feet by 50 feet enabled the WEST VIRGINIA to be raised. More than 800,000 gallons of fuel oil was pumped out of the vessel. More than 67 bodies or more were removed from the ship. On May 17, 1942, the WEST VIRGINIA was refloated and entered drydock No. 1 on June 9. Temporary repairs were made at this time to ready the vessel for its cruise to Puget Sound for permanent repairs and modernization. On July 4, 1944, the "Wee Vee" returned to the Pacific Fleet.