15 Minutes Of Fame: How The U.S. Navy's First Autonomous Ship Quickly Sank
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Robert Farley


USS Utah (BB-31) was the sixth dreadnought battleship commissioned by the U.S. Navy.

Here's What You Need To Remember: Efforts to salvage the wreck of USS Utah failed. Her service in the war lasted about fifteen minutes, but she nevertheless earned a battle star. The service was hardly irrelevant, as the torpedo that hit Utah might have hit another US warships, resulting in the deaths of more sailors.

Two weeks ago, the United States almost went to war over the downing...

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