Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Paddle Bell
Upon this bell we toll the loss of 52 American submarines and crew of 3,621 officers and enlisted men who went down fighting during WW II.
Additionally, we recognize those lost during peace time operations:
U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) - 129 Crew
U.S.S. Scorpion (SSN 589) - 99 Crew
Sailor rest your oar
Erected 2000 by U.S. Submarine Veterans WW II DelMarVa Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. Chesapeake Base.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
Location. 38° 58.874′ N, 76° 28.588′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Turner Joy Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Still on Patrol (here, next to this marker); The Sea Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Triton Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN (approx. ¼ mile away); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (approx. ¼ mile away); Admiral Ben Moreell (approx. ¼ mile away); Norman Scott Natatorium (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.