The hulk of the battleship USS Utah
(BB-31 and AG-16) lies in some 40 feet of water off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. It is located at berth F-11, to which she was moored on the morning of December 7, 1941, when she was sunk by attacking Japanese forces. As built in 1909, the USS Utah
was a steel-hulled battleship of the Florida class. Utah
was 521.6 feet in length, with a 88.3 foot beam and a 28.4 foot draft. The battle-scarred and submerged remains of the battleship and target ship are the focal point of a shrine erected by the people of the United States to honor Utah’s
crew, some of whom lost their lives while trying to save their torpedoed ship during the attack. The intact battleship hull is a unique well-preserved entity with considerable architectural integrity. Utah’s
exceptional national significance is enhanced by its status as one of only two surviving early American “dreadnoughts,” as well as the only unaltered pre-World War II target ship (AG-16).
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