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