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The Submarine Lookout Memorial

 

—Submarines and the Battleship Park —

 
<i>Submarine Lookout</i>, Marker Panel 2: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
1. Submarine Lookout, Marker Panel 2:
Inscription.
Panel 1: "The Lookout: the Eyes of the WWII Submarine"

Panel 2: "Submarine Lookout":
Standing his watch on a perch high above the deck, the lookout was the eyes of the submarine while surfaced. Often while submerged he was manning the sonar gear, thus becoming the ears also. Though always of junior rating, his keen sight and alertness were vital to the success and survival of his boat. No words could galvanize a crew to action faster than his excited shout, “Smoke on the horizon!” To his steadfast courage and vigilance, we dedicate this memorial.

Insignia:
U.S. Submarine Veterans, World War II
Alabama, Ala/Flo Chapters '85

 
Erected 1985 by U.S. Submarine Veterans, World War II.
 
Location. 30° 40.899′ N, 88° 0.911′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Battleship Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Take Her Down!" (here, next to this marker); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (here, next to this marker); United States Ship Alabama (BB-60)
Panel 2: <i>The Submarine Lookout</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
2. Panel 2: The Submarine Lookout
(within shouting distance of this marker); Horace O. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); B-52D "Stratofortress" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lower Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Unheralded Breed of Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vickery's Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Submarine, USS Drum (SS-228) National Historical Landmark (NHL). - restored in 1966 and on display along with USS Alabama (BB-60) and the many other military artifacts on display in Mobile's Battleship Park. National Historical Landmark (NHL), 1986. (Submitted on June 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. submariners
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
WWII Submarine Memorial Markers image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
3. WWII Submarine Memorial Markers
- on the grass adjacent to the Battleship Park aviation pavilion, southwest of the public access ramp to the USS ALABAMA National Historic Landmark.
View from Battleship <i>Alabama's</i> main deck toward the park's Aviation "Pavilion" off Mobile Bay image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
4. View from Battleship Alabama's main deck toward the park's Aviation "Pavilion" off Mobile Bay
- with the cluster of stone submariner historical markers at the northwest corner of the building (blocked from view by the Battleship Alabama's visitors' access ramp), center-left of photo. Note also, the bow of the National Historic Landmark submarine, USS Drum - on display in the background, upper right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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