USS Utah Memorial

USS Utah Memorial (HM14V5)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96818 Honolulu County
Country: United States of America

N 21° 22.118', W 157° 57.712'

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World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

In the waters ahead lie the mostly submerged remains of USS Utah, a former battleship used for target and gunnery training. Two torpedoes struck the Utah as the Pearl Harbor attack began on December 7, 1941. The ship capsized, trapping dozens of men inside. They included Medal of Honor recipient Chief Watertender Peter Tomich, who stayed at his post to make sure the ship's boilers were secured and all fireroom personnel had left their stations.

Efforts to raise the ship failed, so the Utah and its entombed crewmen remain at rest here. The Navy placed on it a memorial plaque visible to passing ships, and later added a shoreline monument. The present memorial opened in 1972.

"All of us hope and pray that the time will come when we no longer need to dedicate memorials to men who died in battle —- that we will dedicate memorials to those who live in peace —- to all nations and all men."
Senator Frank G. Moss
Utah Memorial ground breaking, December 7, 1971
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HM NumberHM14V5
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Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 607629 N 2363301
Decimal Degrees21.36863333, -157.96186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 22.118', W 157° 57.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 22' 7.08" N, 157° 57' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-117 Yorktown Blvd, Honolulu HI 96818, US
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