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USS Utah was a Florida-class battleship laid down on March 9, 1909 and launched on December 23, the same year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1911 with the hull number BB-31 and served in the US Navy for 33 years until it was sunk on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,001 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Pensacola, Galveston, Kingston, Jamaica, Cuba, Callao, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor or Brazil. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on November 13, 1944. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Utah received 1 battle star and many awards.