This is a good question because different sources report different numbers. It seems that there is confusion about how many died on the USS Utah. Some say that that 58 enlisted men and 6 officers died on the Utah. That is a total of 64. Other sources say a total of 58.
The correct answer is 58 men died on the Utah. That number includes officers. Four of the 58 men were buried on land, but 54 of them are still entombed inside the ship.
Some people say that an infant is also entombed inside the ship and that is true. However, Lynn Wagner was not killed on December 7th, 1941. She died two days after birth. Her father had her ashes were on board with the hope to spread them at sea. When the ship went down, the ashes stayed.
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