10 Most Incredible Sunken Ships on Earth

#6 USS Utah, Pearl Harbor

Launched in 1909 and having served in World War I, Florida-class battleship the USS Utah had a large complement of crew on board when the never-to-be-forgotten attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941. The 521 foot-long vessel had been converted into a target ship but was later rearmed and refitted for training purposes. Yet, whatever threat she actually presented on that fateful day, nothing would stop the torpedo fired as part of the Japanese attack from hitting the ship – and sinking her in minutes.

Six officers and 52 men died on the Utah that day, and of those 54 are still sepulchered inside the rusting, half-submerged hulk. No access is permitted to the public, and the memorial erected on nearby Ford Island can only be visited if one is sponsored and accompanied by authorized military personnel.

USS Utah, Pearl Harbor

#6 USS Utah, Pearl Harbor

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