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Photo # 80-G-463398: USS Utah underway at sea on 10 December 1936, while serving as a target ship

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-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Utah (BB-31 and AG-16) after modernization, 1925-1941


This page features all our overall views of USS Utah (BB-31 and AG-16) following her 1925 modernization and after she was converted to a target ship in 1931.

For links to more pictures of USS Utah, see:

  • USS Utah (Battleship # 31, BB-31, later AG-16).


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 50227

    USS Utah (BB-31)


    Photographed circa the later 1920s, following modernization.

    Courtesy of Commander Harold C. Train, USN, 1930.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 75KB; 740 x 530 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 67493

    USS Utah (BB-31)


    Photographed circa the later 1920s, after she was modernized.

    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 510 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-416384

    USS Utah (AG-16)


    Anchored off Long Beach, California, 18 April 1935, while serving as a target ship.
    Three heavy cruisers are in the middle distance, with the city of Long Beach beyond them.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 93KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-463398

    USS Utah (AG-16)


    Underway at sea, 10 December 1936, while serving as a target ship.
    Note timbers arranged on her weather decks to cushion the impact of water-filled practice bombs.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: NH 83596

    USS Utah (AG-16)


    Photograph taken circa 1939.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, collection of Rear Admiral Paul H. Bastedo, USN.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 51KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-457671

    USS Utah (AG-16)


    Photographed circa 1940, after being fitted with 5"/25 guns forward and amidships for gunnery training service.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: NH 71234

    USS Utah (AG-16)


    At the Puget Sound Navy Yard, 18 August 1941.
    She has been rearmed and partially repainted into "Measure 1" camouflage.
    Navy lighter YF-233 is alongside, and USS Aroostook (AK-44) is being disassembled in the background.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 610 pixels

     


    The following views show USS Utah (AG-16) distantly, while she was being overhauled and rearmed in mid-1941,:

    Photo #: NH 84927

    Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington


    View from the west on 25 July 1941, taken from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington.
    Among the ships present are:
    USS Aroostook (AK-44, ex-CM-3), at right, and USS Prometheus (AR-3), center, alongside the near side of the long pier closest to the camera;
    USS Utah (AG-16), in drydock at left;
    USS Colorado (BB-45), alongside the middle of the three longest piers;
    USS Barnegat (AVP-10) and USS Biscayne (AVP-11), fitting out on the far side of the most distant long pier;
    USS Casco (AVP-12) and USS Mackinac (AVP-13), under construction in the drydock in the upper left.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 180KB; 900 x 750 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 84926

    Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington


    View from the south on 25 July 1941, taken from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington.
    Among the ships present are:
    USS Aroostook (AK-44, ex-CM-3) and USS Prometheus (AR-3), alongside the left side of the long pier in left center;
    USS Utah (AG-16), in drydock in the center of the photo;
    USS Colorado (BB-45), alongside the middle of the three longest piers;
    USS Barnegat (AVP-10) and USS Biscayne (AVP-11), fitting out on the right side of the long pier in right center;
    USS Casco (AVP-12) and USS Mackinac (AVP-13), under construction in the drydock at right.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 196KB; 900 x 745 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 84925

    Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington


    View from the north on 25 July 1941, taken from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington.
    Among the ships present are:
    USS Barnegat (AVP-10) and USS Biscayne (AVP-11), fitting out on the left side of the long pier in left center;
    USS Casco (AVP-12) and USS Mackinac (AVP-13), under construction in the drydock at left;
    USS Colorado (BB-45), alongside the middle of the three longest piers;
    USS Utah (AG-16), in drydock in the center of the photo;
    USS Aroostook (AK-44, ex-CM-3) and USS Prometheus (AR-3), alongside the right side of the long pier in right center.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 228KB; 900 x 745 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 84924

    Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington


    View from the east on 25 July 1941, taken from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington.
    Among the ships present are:
    USS Barnegat (AVP-10) and USS Biscayne (AVP-11), fitting out on the near side of the long pier nearest the camera;
    USS Casco (AVP-12) and USS Mackinac (AVP-13), under construction in the drydock nearest the camera;
    USS Colorado (BB-45), alongside the middle of the three longest piers;
    USS Utah (AG-16), in drydock in the right center of the photo;
    USS Aroostook (AK-44, ex-CM-3) and USS Prometheus (AR-3), alongside the far side of the most distant long pier. Aroostook, at left. is being disassembled. Prometheus is being prepared for recommissioning.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 176KB; 900 x 745 pixels

     

    For links to more pictures of USS Utah, see:

  • USS Utah (Battleship # 31, BB-31, later AG-16).


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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    Page made 9 November 1998
    New images added 11 October 2004