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Dorado SS (248)

Dedicated to the Crew of the Submarine SS Dorado

 
 
Dorado SS (248) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Dorado SS (248) Memorial
Inscription.
In Honor of one of 52 Submarines on Eternal Patrol

[Honor Roll of Lost Crew Members]


The United States Submarine Veterans organization of WWII was founded in 1955 and federally chartered in 1981. The chapter representing each state of the [U]nion has been entrusted to memorialize the men of one of the fifty two submarines lost during WWII. California and New York were each responsible for two submarines.

Submarines made up less than 2% of the US Naval Forces, yet they destroyed 50% of the Japanese shipping and more than 30% of the warships in the Japanese Navy. The SS 248 Dorado was on her way to the Pacific by way of the Panama Canal for her first patrol when it is believed that she was hit by aerial depth charges from friendly forces and sank off the East Coast.

May this memorial serve to honor and perpetuate the memory of the submariners who lost their lives during World War II.

Dedicated October 1996
 
Erected 1996 by U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, Kansas Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.411′ N, 97° 20.7′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick
Dorado SS (248) Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Dorado SS (248) Dedication Marker
County. Touch for map. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Submariners On Eternal Patrol Since World War II (here, next to this marker); MK-14 Submarine Torpedo (here, next to this marker); USN Armed Guard (a few steps from this marker); United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (a few steps from this marker); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Remember Pearl Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Dorado (SS-248). (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Dorado (SS-248), 1943. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
6. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
U.S. Submariner Memorials at Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
7. U.S. Submariner Memorials at Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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