The USS Utah Memorial (BB-31)
The USS Utah is part of the Pearl Harbor Historic Site partners but is rarely discussed. Unfortunately, unless you have a valid military id, visitors cannot visit the USS Utah Memorial. Located on the north-western side of Ford Island, the Memorial is adjacent to Navy housing and thus is restricted for civilians from seeing it. This Memorial was dedicated to all the service members that lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
The Memorial consists of a simple white platform with interpretative signage that extends out to the sea, near the remains of the Battleship Utah. Fifty-eight US Navy officers and sailors died during the attack, and the ship could not be salvaged due to its severe damage and the thick mud that encased her. Her nickname is the “Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor” since there is little press or public ceremonies at her resting place.