USS Utah artifact returns to U., cleaned and restored

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  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 8, 2017 2:27 p.m.

    @Bluto, in case you are interested, there are other artifacts from the USS Utah at the State Capitol, including the ships silver service and the captain's clock, both of which were recovered from the wreck. The silver service was originally donated by the citizens of Utah to the ship at the time it was commissioned.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 8, 2017 9:23 a.m.

    Nice story.
    However, a more fitting place for it would be in the Utah State Capitol.
    Very few will see it at the U.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 6:22 p.m.

    Glad to see it back. It was there the entire time I attended the U as an NROTC student. I just about lived in the Naval Science building.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas to all who served.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 1:02 p.m.

    @imsmarterthanyou, since you didn't read the article, and you obviously don't know the history of the USS Utah, let me enlighten you.

    The USS Utah currently sits at Pearl Harbor, where she was sunk on the morning of December 7, 1941. Attempts to salvage her were only partially successful, and her rusting hulk remains as a war grave on the shore of Ford Island. Several artifacts have been removed from the ship, including her bell, which has been at the University of Utah since 1960.

    Let all of us pause for a moment today in remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend us. Thank you, Veterans.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 12:13 p.m.

    How's that? A bell from the USS Utah "returned" to Utah? I may not be the brightest light in the sky, and I rarely read the all, or any, of the article before losing interest & commenting on the headline, but I am of a firm belief that the USS Utah has never actually been in Utah. I also believe it would be a safe guess that most if not all of its parts & pieces also have never been to Utah.