USS South Dakota was developed in June 1941 and commissioned in March 1942. In November, 1942, she joined battleship USS Washington and some destroyers to form TF 64. The force was operating southwest of Guadalcanal against a Japanese bombardment group consisted of the one battleship, two heavy cruisers and a destroyer screen.
Z21, a Type 1936 destroyer, was a denominated after Wilhelm Heidkamp. She was commissioned on June 10th, 1939. The ship was improved and enlarged versions of the 1934 and 1934A classes. The structural integrity and Engine reliability was much improved and they were much better seagoing ships, shipping much less water through an improvement in the design...
The BALTIMORE (CA-68) was launched 28 July 1942, commissioned 15 April 1943, and reported to the Pacific Fleet. Between November 1943 and June 1944 BALTIMORE was part of the fire support and covering forces at the operations in the Southeast Asia. In July 1944, she embarked President Roosevelt and his party and steamed to Pearl Harbor.
USS Colorado (BB-45) is the first ship of the Coloradoclass battleship.USSColoradoin 1919 at New York shipyard made, launched in 1921, in 1923. Then USS Colorado, mainly on training, and participated in many fleet problem-solving exercises.1941 Japanese naval attack on Pearl Harbor a few months, Colorado by the Hawaii returned to America from repair, lucky.