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Actually, the sailor wants nothing to do with the boy, who we eventually find out is an orphan who ran away from the orphanage, trying to find a new Mom and Dad. The sailor, not knowing ... See full summary »
Shuttle boats announced for transport to the Arizona, California, and Tennessee were among the battleships sunk later at Pearl Harbor. The other named battleships were either deployed to the Atlantic Fleet, remained on the Pacific coast or in dry-dock before the Japanese attacks. In the USN battleships are named after States.
As the movie begins the Chief Gunners Mate's jacket is shown with the rating on his right sleeve and his service hash marks on his left. This is correct for this time period. In subsequent shots they switch places. Currently all navy enlisted rates wear their insignia and their hash marks on their left sleeve. The old "right hand ratings" were in effect until shortly following WWII and represented the original navy ratings.