Homeward Bound: The USS Phoenix, (CL-46) and the USS Pennsylvania, (BB-38) steam toward San Francisco and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in late December 1941. USS Pennsylvania will undergo repairs to bomb damage that occurred during the air raid on Pearl Harbor along with a short refit already scheduled before the attack. Pennsylvania would participate in patrols and training along the California coast until after the Battle of Midway when she would undergo a major refit that left her a new and revitalized ship. The USS Phoenix would undergo a very short refit to ready her for convoy duty during the early part of the war. She would escort convoys from the west coast to Pearl and later in Australian waters in the same capacity. Later she would revert to her original role as a combat ship earning 9 Battle stars in WWII.