The USS Utah was one of the first ships to undergo attack on December 7, 1941. Though most of the crewmembers were able to get off the ship before she capsized, there are still as many as 49 still entombed onboard the ship today. A beautiful sunset ceremony will be held on December 6 at the USS Utah Memorial to honor the crew and the legacy of the USS Utah.
USS Utah Capsizing off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7,1941, after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft . Photographed from USS Tangier (AV-8), which was moored astern of USS Utah. Note colors half-raised over fantail, boats nearby, and sheds covering Utah's after guns. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
USS Utah leads other battleships in line ahead formation, during battle practice, circa 1913. Copyright Naval History and Heritage Command.