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Oil and Honor at Pearl Harbor



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Inspect and Assess
Photograph by David Doubilet

Kathy Billings, superintendent of the USS Arizona Memorial, looks through an intact port of the wreck. Inside, a mini-ROV is being piloted through the hull to observe and record the interior, which is unsafe and off-limits to divers. Billings dives at least once a month to monitor the condition of the ship, which is corroding and still leaking fuel oil—slowly but steadily—after 60 years.



Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikor 16mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/4.5
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Mid-afternoon
Lighting Techniques: HMI lights





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