There is some controversy surrounding the exact number of people who died on the USS Utah. Different sources have reported between 58 and 64 servicemen died aboard the vessel. Our best knowledge is that 58 men died on the ships, and that number includes both enlisted men and officers. Four of those men were not entombed with the ship, leaving 54 lives in those waters.
There is one additional body entombed in the USS Utah, and that is the body of an infant named Lynn Wagner. Living only two days, Lynn’s father had brought her ashes on the ship with the plan of spreading them at sea. He did not have the chance to spread her ashes, but she has been entombed at sea.