Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
USS Utah Memorial
Dedicated Memorial Day 1972
Constructed under the direction of the U.S. Navy.
Secretary: John M. Chaffee Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet - Admiral B.A. Clarey, USN • Commandants 14 Naval District - RADM T.B. Hayward, USN • RADM H.S. Morgan, Jr, USN
Construction Agency: Pacific Division
Naval Facilities Engineer - RADM S.R. Smith, CSC, USN • Officer-in-Charge of Construction CAPT L.G. Timberlake, CSC, USN • Architect-Engineer: Officer-in-Charge of Construction, Mid Pacific • Contractor: Kahaluu Construction Co., Inc.
"While we honor those who here gave their last full measure of devotion 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".
Frank G. Moss United States Senator-Utah Ground Breaking-7 December 1971
Erected 1972 by U.S. Navy.
Location. 21° 22.132′ N, 157° 57.724′ W. Marker is in Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS West Virginia Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); U. S. S. Missouri (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS Arizona Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); U.S.S. Arizona (approx. ¾ mile away); U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honolulu.
Regarding USS Utah Memorial. Navy Chief Yeoman Albert T.D. Wagner, took the ashes of his infant daughter aboard the USS Utah so when the ship went out for maneuvers they could be scattered at sea. Chief Yeoman Wagner survived the attack but his daughter's ashes were never retrieved and they still are in his locker. Her twin sister visits the site often and is grateful that there are so many heroes guarding over her.
Also see . . . The USS Utah. On the northeast side of Ford Island more ships sat at anchor, among them an aging veteran of many years of Naval service, the USS Utah. The Utah still served with pride, but in an inglorious but important role. For nine weeks the Utah had already been subject to almost daily bombing attacks....by AMERICAN pilots. The USS Utah, in its old age, had been converted to a training vessel or "target ship".
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2012. This page has been viewed 522 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on October 6, 2012. 2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Joe of Tokyo, Japan. 3. submitted on October 6, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.