USS Utah BB-31 and its Memorial

Ze662. This is a WW One picture of the USS Utah BB-31 from Wikipedia. This is the URL, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

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The USS Utah BB-31 was ones a proud ship but is resting now at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor as a War Grave Site and WWII Memorial. On the 2nd of Nov. 2019 I walked to Ford Island, across the bridge and visited the USS Utah. These pictures are from that visit. I added several more USS Utah pictures from Wikipedia and the Naval History Heritage Command. The first two pictures in this album are from Wikipedia.
This USS Utah Memorial is special to me. I started my American life in Salt Lake City and became a Sailor there on the 14th July 1960.
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Z2663. The USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor from Wikipedia, this is the URL, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

The USS Utah is sometime called the forgotten ship, it only can be visited if you have a military ID card or someone escorts you who has one.

Ze664. This is one of 3 images as you approach the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, it was shot the 2nd Nov. 2019.

Ze665. This is one of 3 images as you approach the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, it was shot the 2nd Nov. 2019.

Ze666. This is one of 3 images as you approach the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, it was shot the 2nd Nov. 2019.

Ze667. This is one of three images of the way to the USS Utah Memorial Pier and the plaque there which says that the USS Utah BB-31 was struck here by torpedoes and sunk and took many sailors down with her, 7th. Dec. 1941.

Ze668. This is one of three images of the way to the USS Utah Memorial Pier and the plaque there which says that the USS Utah BB-31 was struck here by torpedoes and sunk and took many sailors down with her, 7th. Dec. 1941.

Ze669. This is one of three images of the way to the USS Utah Memorial Pier and the plaque there which says that the USS Utah BB-31 was struck here by torpedoes and sunk and took many sailors down with her, 7th. Dec. 1941.

Ze670. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze671. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. It can be downloaded in high resolution with this URL, click here or copy and paste it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/49060801382/in/album-72157711711575833/

Ze672. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze673. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze674. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze675. This is one of 6 images of the information plaque about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial and zoomed-in parts of it. It is located just before you step on the USS Utah Memorial Pier at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze676. This is one of 4 images about the Inauguration Plaque and the Honor Roll Plaque at the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze677. This is one of 4 images about the Inauguration Plaque and the Honor Roll Plaque at the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze678. This is one of 4 images about the Inauguration Plaque and the Honor Roll Plaque at the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze679. This is one of 4 images about the Inauguration Plaque and the Honor Roll Plaque at the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze680. This is one of 3 images of the USS Utah BB-31 Hull, sunk at Berth Fox 11 and which is now a WWII Grave Site and a WWII Memorial. These pictures were shot on the 2nd of Nov. 2019 on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze681. This is one of 3 images of the USS Utah BB-31 Hull, sunk at Berth Fox 11 and which is now a WWII Grave Site and a WWII Memorial. These pictures were shot on the 2nd of Nov. 2019 on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze682. This is one of 3 images of the USS Utah BB-31 Hull, sunk at Berth Fox 11 and which is now a WWII Grave Site and a WWII Memorial. These pictures were shot on the 2nd of Nov. 2019 on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Ze683. This is one 4 images, shot left to right from the USS Utah Memorial Pier and shows the surrounding area around the memorial.

Ze684. This is one 4 images, shot left to right from the USS Utah Memorial Pier and shows the surrounding area around the memorial.

Ze685. This is one 4 images, shot left to right from the USS Utah Memorial Pier and shows the surrounding area around the memorial.

Ze686. This is one 4 images, shot left to right from the USS Utah Memorial Pier and shows the surrounding area around the memorial.

Ze687. This is one of several images from this Wikipedia web page, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

It shows the stern view of Utah (BB-31), at the New York Naval Review, circa 1910-15.

Ze688. This is one of several images from this Wikipedia web page, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

The U.S. Navy training ship USS Utah (AG-16) at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (USA), 18 August 1941. She has been rearmed and partially repainted into Measure 1 camouflage. The U.S. Navy lighter YF-233 is alongside, and USS Aroostook (AK-44) is being disassembled in the background.

I consider this a real great picture, so much detail if you downloaded in high resolution.

Ze689. This is one of several images from this Wikipedia web page, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

U.S. Navy – Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-266626 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
The U.S. Navy target ship USS Utah (AG-16, ex BB-31) capsizing off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (USA), 7 December 1941, after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft. Photographed from USS Tangier (AV-8), which was moored astern of Utah. Note colours half-raised over fantail, boats nearby, and sheds covering Utah´s after guns.

Ze690. This is one of several images from this Wikipedia web page, click here or copy and paste it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Utah_(BB-31)

Following the successful righting (rotation to upright) of the capsized Oklahoma, an attempt was made to right the Utah by the same parbuckling method using 17 winches. As Utah was rotated, she did not grip the harbor bottom, and slid towards Ford Island. The Utah recovery effort was abandoned, with Utah rotated 38 degrees from horizontal.

Ze691. This is one of 3 images from the Naval History and Heritage Command about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial, click here or copy the URL and paste it:

https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor-raid/remembrance-of–a-date-which-will-live-in-infamy-/uss-utah-memorial-at-pearl-harbor.html

The ship’s wreck, off the western side of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on 7 December 1951, the tenth anniversary of the Japanese attack that sank her. At right is a memorial plaque giving historical information on her loss. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-436649

Ze692. This is one of 3 images from the Naval History and Heritage Command about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial, click here or copy the URL and paste it:

https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor-raid/remembrance-of–a-date-which-will-live-in-infamy-/uss-utah-memorial-at-pearl-harbor.html

Memorial plaque mounted on the ship’s wreck, off the west side of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Photographed on 9 December 1950. The plaque’s inscription reads: In Memory – Officers and Men – USS Utah – Lost in Action – 7 December 1941. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-484354

Ze693. This is one of 3 images from the Naval History and Heritage Command about the USS Utah BB-31 Memorial, click here or copy the URL and paste it:

https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor-raid/remembrance-of–a-date-which-will-live-in-infamy-/uss-utah-memorial-at-pearl-harbor.html

Plaque erected near the ship’s wreck, off the west side of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Photographed on 9 December 1950. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-484355
Note from Karl: This must be the plaque that is now mounted at the memorial pier and is image # Ze668.

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