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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

USS Clamagore

 
 
USS Clamagore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. USS Clamagore Marker
Inscription.
Has Been Designated A
National
Historic Landmark

This Site Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating The History Of The
United States Of America
1989
National Park Service
United States Department Of The Interior

 
Erected 1989 by United States Department Of The Interior. (Marker Number #89001229.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.317′ N, 79° 54.511′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Click for map. On deck, at end of "forward" gang plank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriot Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-14 Tomcat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); S-2E Tracker (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Laffey (about 400 feet away); S-3B Viking (about 500 feet away); A-6E Intruder (about 500 feet away); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (about 500 feet away); F-8K Crusader (about 600 feet away); SH-3G Sea King (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Regarding USS Clamagore.
USS Clamagore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. USS Clamagore Marker

Listed in the National Register June 29, 1989; Designated a National Historic Landmark June 29, 1989.


USS CLAMAGORE (SS-343) (added 1989 - - #89001229)
Also known as CLAMAGORE
Patriot's Point , Mt. Pleasant
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Electric Boat Works
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Defense, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Naval Facility, Water-Related
♦ Current Function: Recreation And Culture
♦ Current Sub-function: Museum
 
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point Museum-The CLAMAGORE (SS-43). 8 officers, 72 enlisted (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. USS Clamagore (SS-343) , From Wikipedia. named for the clamagore or blue parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus) found in the West Indies and along the Atlantic coast as far north as Maryland. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Clamagore, marker visible at end of first gangway, aboard ship image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. USS Clamagore, marker visible at end of first gangway, aboard ship
USS Clamagore (SS-343) sometime after her GUPPY conversion, circa post 1948. US Navy image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Of Usssubvetsofwwii.org.
4. USS Clamagore (SS-343) sometime after her GUPPY conversion, circa post 1948. US Navy
USS Clamagore present day erosion and marine growth ...see following picture image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
5. USS Clamagore present day erosion and marine growth ...see following picture
Marine Growth on Clamagore and Yorktown Hulls image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
6. Marine Growth on Clamagore and Yorktown Hulls
While you may have noticed that the submarine's sides are somewhat unsightly due to excessive marine growth, it must be understood she is sitting in a shallow water berth and is actually fully waterborne only about one hour before and after high tide. Since she sits on the bottom the majority of the time, the tide rises and falls up and down her hull resulting in a phenomenon, much like on YORKTOWN, where marine growth and corrosion are more prevalent and more visible in those areas of her sides where she is alternately exposed to both air and salt water. It would be prohibitively expensive and potentially damaging to the thinner external skin encasing her trim tanks to frequently scrape and clean the barnacles and oysters from her sides. Anti-fouling paint applications are ineffective unless the surface is permanently submerged. Also, the ground in which she sits is not perfectly flat, resulting in her tendency to rest with a starboard list except at those times when she is fully waterborne. With her delicate trim and ballast systems, she often has a list until corrective action taken, even when fully waterborne.
USS Clamagore Marker and mooring location ,2013 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2013
7. USS Clamagore Marker and mooring location ,2013
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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