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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Gudgeon (SS-211)

 
 
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker
Inscription.
Commissioned           November 22, 1939
U.S. Navy Yard           Mare Island, Calif.

Over Due – Lost   May 1944

In memory of 78 officers and men

By sinking a Japanese submarine on January 27, 1942, she became the first U.S. submarine in history to sink an enemy combatant ship.
Sank 25 ships           166,900 tons
Damaged 8 ships           41,900 tons

Awarded the Presidential Unit Citation
for the first eight patrols
★   Lost on her twelfth war patrol

N.J. Chapter – U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II

 
Erected by U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II - N.J. Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.82′ N, 74° 2.399′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north on River Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Submariners Memorial (here, next to this
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker
marker); Still on Patrol (here, next to this marker); Underwater MK16 Mine (a few steps from this marker); Seehund (a few steps from this marker); PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat (a few steps from this marker); Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Kaiten Type II (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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