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USS Utah (BB-31)

For other ships with the same name, see USS Utah.

Stern view of Utah (BB-31), at the New York Naval Review.

History

United States

Name:
Utah

Namesake:
State of Utah

Builder:
New York Shipbuilding Corporation

Laid down:
9 March 1909

Launched:
23 December 1909

Commissioned:
31 August 1911

Decommissioned:
5 September 1944

Struck:
13 November 1944

Fate:
Sunk in Attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. Hulk near Ford Island.

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:
Florida-class battleship

Displacement:

21,825 long tons (22,175 t) (standard)
23,033 long tons (23,403 t) (full load)

Length:

521 ft 6 in (159.0 m) (overall)
510 ft (155.4 m) (waterline)

Beam:
88 ft 3 in (26.9 m)

Draft:

28 ft 6 in (8.7 m) (mean)
30 ft 1 in (9.2 m) (max)

Installed power:

14 × coal-fired superheating Babcock & Wilcox water-tube boilers
28,000 shp (20,880 kW)

Propulsion:

4 × Parsons steam turbines
4 × screws

Speed:
21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph)

Crew:
1,001 officers and men

Armament:

10 × 12 in (305 mm)/45 caliber Mark 5 guns
16 × 5 in (127 mm)/51 cal guns
4 × 6-pounder 57 mm (2.24 in) guns
2 × 1-pounder 37 mm (1.46 in) guns
2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

Armor:

Belt: 9–11 in (229–279 mm)
Barbettes: 4–10 in (102–254 mm)
Turret face: 12 in (305 mm)
Conning tower: 11.5 in (292 mm)
Decks: 1.5 in (38 mm)

USS Utah Wreck

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

U.S. National Historic Landmark

Aerial view of the USS Utah Memorial at Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Location
Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Coordinates
21°22′08″N 157°57′44″W / 21.36889°N 157.96222°W / 21.36889; -157.96222

Website
www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm

NRHP Reference #
89001084

Added to NRHP
5 May 1989

USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) was the second and final member of the Florida class of dreadnought battleships. The first ship of the United States Navy named after the state of Utah, she had one sister ship, Florida. Utah was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, laid down in March 1909 and launched in December of that year. She was completed in August 1911, and boasted a main battery of ten 12-inch (305&#