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American battleship histories. American naval battleship USS Utah. Battleship website dedicated to the history of USS Utah from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for naval historians and descendents of crew of USS Utah.

USS UTAH (BB31)

Built by NYSB, Camden and launched on the 23rd December 1909, commissioned into the Us navy on the 31st August 1911. USS Utah with USS Florida were dispatched to Vera Cruz in the 1914 crisis, they were the first US Battleships involved. Took part in the landing of 1,000 Marines and Soldiers.  During The Great War, USS Utah was employed protecting Atlantic Convoys and was based at Bantry Bay, Ireland. She was retained after the Washington treaty and was the oldest class kept. extensively rebuilt in August 1926 and again in October 1928, being fitted with Oil Fuel turbines and blisters. But was discarded under the terms of the London treaty of 1930. used as a remote controlled target ship. recommissioned into the Navy on the 1st April 1932. She was used as an experimental vessel and a training ship for Anti Aircraft Gunner crews. refitted with the 5-inch AA Guns.  On the 7th December during the Japanese attack on pearl harbor she was hit by two aerial torpedoes, and was sunk, the Wreck remains in situ at Pearl harbor.

USS Utah  

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PUB117

USS Utah

USS Utah

USS Utah in Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PUB118