Phoenix, Arizona: USS Arizona Anchor and MastSalvaged parts from the iconic battleship and state namesake, sunk with most of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Wesley Bolin Memorial Park
- 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
- East side of Wesley Bolin Memorial Park near Washington St.
- Public park. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About USS Arizona Anchor and Mast
Two new wonderful additions to the display, added December 7, 2013, are a salvaged 15" gun from the USS Arizona and a 15" barrel from the USS Missouri. The Arizona symbolizes the start of the war, the Missouri the end, for it was on her deck, under the guns, that the Japanese surrendered. Beautifully displayed, with the names of Arizonans that died in World War II.[JeffD, 02/08/2014]
A M A Z I N G! Being a U S Navy sailor, this is a must see for all active duty and veterans! We were pleasantly surprised that this memorial is apart of a huge memorial park for all US conflicts and wars. Also included are civil service, who have given their lives for our country. What we thought was going to be a 20 minute stop ended up being an hour and 1/2, so give yourself some extra time to see everything!
Free parking, no bathrooms and some homeless people hanging around, but they did not bother anyone.[Bro & Bettie, 05/15/2011]
This is a wonderful tribute to the men who gave their lives in the attack at Pearl Harbor. There are many other memorials in the area as well. A must see![Les Federoff, 08/21/2010]
In Wesley Bolin Plaza in downtown Phoenix, you can view one of the anchors of the USS Arizona and one of her two masts. The mast and 16,000 pound anchor were salvaged from the Arizona after she was sunk by the Japanese in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The Arizona's other anchor is currently displayed at the Pearl Harbor museum in Hawaii.[Chuck Walden, 12/18/2005]