By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
|1. S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker|
1 of 52 U.S. Submarines lost during WWII
Lost on her 2nd patrol, January 20, 1942
in Makassar Strait, Indonesia.
U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol
United States Submarine Veterans
Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine sailors.
During WWII the U.S. Submarine Force suffered the highest loss rate of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the 16,000 officers and enlisted men that served on submarines during the war 3,506 (22%> were lost. Although only 1.6% of the U. S. Navy, the Submarine Force sank 30% of the Japanese Imperial Navy and 60% of the Japanese Merchant Marine, choking off the Japanese economy. This victory came at a heavy price.
Location. 41° 35.365′ N, 93° 36.149′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the State Capitol between E. Walnut St. and E. Court Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Reflection of Hope (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); William Boyd Allison (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Revolutionary War Monument (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); War Of The Rebellion Monument (about 300 feet away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Des Moines.