USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16​

USS Utah salvage and rescue efforts began before the Japanese planes had even cleared out of the area, and due to quick action by her crew one sailor, Jack Vaessen, was cut out of her overturned hull and saved. After being declared 'in ordinary' on December 29th, the Utah was partially righted to clear the channel for the berth astern of her resting place. But aside from the removal of topside structure and usable gun turrets, she was left where she sunk and placed out of commission on September 5th, 1944. USS Utah received one Battle Star for her World War II service and the ship was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

USS Utah Salvage Attempt