UTAH AG 16

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Florida Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 9 March 1909 - Launched 23 December 1909

  1. USS UTAH Battleship No. 31
  2. Commissioned 31 August 1911

  3. USS UTAH BB-31
  4. Designated (BB) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 31 October 1925
    Recommissioned 1 December 1925

  5. USS UTAH AG-16
  6. Converted to Miscellaneous Auxiliary Target Ship (AG) 1 July 1931
    Decommissioned 31 March 31 1932 - Recommissioned 1 April 1932
    SUNK by Aerial torpedoes 7 December 1941 during Pearl Harbor attack
    58 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
    Placed In Ordinary 29 December 1941
    Placed Out of Service 5 September 1944

    Struck from the Naval Register 13 November 1944
    Hulk is now a memorial dedicated 1972 at Pearl Harbor Oahu Hawaii
JonBurdett utah bb31 back.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Utah BB-31 / AG-16 Covers Page 1    (1914-1941)

 

Postmarks

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Post Office Established 31 August 1911 - Disestablished 25 April 1942


 

Locy Type
1z (C)

1918-06-30

JonBurdett utah bb31 19180630r pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19180630.jpg

BB-31. Censored WWI use.


 

Locy Type 2(C)

1914-06-04

GregCiesielski Utah BB31 191400604 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Utah BB31 191400604 1 Front.jpg

Facing slip. Courtesy of Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type
2r (C)

1918-11-12

JonBurdett utah bb31 19181112r pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19181112.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type 3

"BASED ON /
HAITI"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5

1928-02-02

GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19280202 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19280202 1 Front.jpg

BB-31. Marine's mail, address on backflap. Pvt. Clifford W. House, UTAH Mar. Det.


 

Locy Type
3r (AC)

1920-10-26

JonBurdett utah bb31 19201026 pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19201026.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type
3rs (BC)

" /
PORTUGAL"

1922-09-23

JonBurdett utah bb31 19220923 pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19220923.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type 3s

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5c

1930-05-03

GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19290503 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19290503 1 Front.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type 3s

"MEMORIAL /
DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5d

1936-05-30

Bunter Utah AG 16 19360530 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Utah AG 16 19360530 1 front.jpg

AG-16.


 

Locy Type
5hks

"MEMORIAL DAY /
PORTS, VA."

1932-05-30

Bunter Utah AG 16 19320530 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Utah AG 16 19320530 1 front.jpg

AG-16.


 

Locy Type 6

1930-05-14

JonBurdett utah bb31 19300514 pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19300514.jpg

BB-31.
 

Locy Type 7d

1941-10-25

Utahpm.jpg
Utah.jpg

AG-16.
 

Locy Type 8

1930-02-18

JonBurdett utah bb31 19300218 pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19300218.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type 9v (C)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5e

1914-05-25

GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19140525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19140525 1 Front.jpg

BB-31. Facing slip. courtesy of Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type 9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5f

1925-12-05

GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19251205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Utah BB31 19251205 1 Front.jpg

BB-31. Registered cover to The Navy Savings Bank


 

Locy Type 9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5g

1927-06-16

JonBurdett utah bb31 19270616 pm.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19270616.jpg

BB-31. Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type 9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5h

1928-05-28

JonBurdett utah bb31 19280528r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett utah bb31 19280528.jpg

BB-31. Proper use of registered mark on registers receipt


 

Locy Type 9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5i

1939-08-07

JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807r pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807.jpg

AG-16.


 

Locy Type 9w

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5j

1931-02-09

B Utah AG 16 19310209 1 pm4.jpg
B Utah AG 16 19310209 1 back.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efw

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5k

1939-08-07

JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807r pm9w.jpg
JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807.jpg

AG-16.


 

Locy Type 9x

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5n

1931-02-09

B Utah AG 16 19310209 1 pm3.jpg
B Utah AG 16 19310209 1 back.jpg

BB-31.


 

Locy Type 9x

(1939)

1939-08-07

JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807r pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807.jpg

AG-16.


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. U-5h

(with "Registered" removed)

1939-08-07

JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807r pmp.jpg
JonBurdett utah ag16 19390807.jpg

AG-16.

 

Other Information

USS UTAH earned the World War I Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle Star during her Naval career.

USS UTAH was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and was sunk at her berth.

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of Utah

The ships sponsor was Miss Mary Alice Spry, daughter of Governor William Spry of Utah

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name UTAH - USS Utah BB-31 and USS Utah SSN-801

 


 

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