Corrected entry: As the attack commences, USS Cassidy's temporary skipper, LTJG McConnell, instructs engineering to "light off all four boilers", and to prepare to get underway. Within minutes, the ship is moving, however, bringing a head of steam up from cold boilers takes almost an hour. The Cassidy, ostensibly a Clemson-class vessel only had four boilers.
Corrected entry: Initially Captain Tory has his promotion orders read at a party (read by Henry Fonda who is presumed to be Admiral Chester Nimitz. He is temporarily promoted to Rear Admiral Lower Half (which is a 1 Star rank). When he arrives at his duty assignment he is wearing 2 stars which is a Rear Admiral Upper Half.
Corrected entry: Early in the film Commander Eddington's wife drunkenly leaps out of the car driven by Hugh O'Brian and runs into the ocean naked. She is empty handed and was not seen carrying anything throughout all of the previous dancing scenes. Yet, the next morning on the beach she is seen opening her purse putting on makeup. Where did the purse come from?
Corrected entry: As USS Cassidy is breaking out of Pearl Harbor, the ship's captain and XO are chasing her in a launch. The view of the launch from the bridge is interrupted by a twin 5"38 mount rotating back and forth. Unfortunately, every other view of the USS Cassidy reveals that her stern mount is a single 5-incher.