Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Lost Submarine Memorial
United States Submarine Losses-Prior To and After World War II-
— USS Bowfin Museum and Park —
Throughout the history of submarine development, men have fought enemies just as lethal as any human foe. Those who brave the deep in sealed cylinders of steel encounter dangers beyond those of any surface craft. The end could come with the sudden collapse of the pressure hull, or the lingering agony of suffocation, on the bottom with no way up, collisions with merchant ships, a Coast Guard Cutter, and even a sister submarine, claimed the lives on a majority of submariners lost before World War II. Many others were lost in sinking due to mechanical malfunctions, such as in the well known Squalus and Thresher disaster. Following is a listing of U.S. Submarine losses involving fatalities which occurred prior to our entry into World War II, and of those that were lost since the war’s end.
Submarine, Location, Date, Men Lost
*USS F-4 (SS-23), Off Honolulu, Hawaii, March 25, 1915, 21
*USS F-1 (SS-20), Off Point Loma, California, December 17, 1917, 19
*USS H-1 (SS-28), Off Baja California,
*USS O-5 (SS-66) In Limon Bay, Panama Canal Zone, October 28, 1923, 3
*USS S-51 (SS162), Off Block Island, Rhode Island, September 25, 1925, 33
*USS S-4 (SS-109), Off Provincetown, Massachusetts, December 17, 1927, 40
*USS Squalus (SS-192) Off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 23, 1939, 26
*USS 0-9 (SS-70), Off Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, June 20, 1941, 33
*USS Cochino (SS-345), Greenland Sea, North of Hammerfest, Norway, August 26, 1949, 1
*USS Thresher (SSN-593), 220 Miles East of Boston, April 10, 1963, 129
*USS Scorpion (SSN-589), 400 Miles South of the Azores, May 21, 1968, 99
Dedicated to submarines from all nations, who have been lost at sea.
(Inscription under the image at the top) Squalus Rising, July 13, 1939
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
Location. 21° 22.122′ N, 157° 56.334′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Memorial is on Arizona Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Bowfin (SS287) (a few steps from this marker); Mark 14 Steam-Driven Torpedo (a few steps from this marker); USS Parche Regulus (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark 37 Electric Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaiten (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Seawolf (SS-197) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Swordfish (SS-193) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
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 March 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.