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Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

U.S.S. Squalus SS-192

 
 
U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 1999
1. U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 Marker
Inscription.  
U.S.S. Squalus SS-192
May 23, 1939
Dedicated to the shipmates who lost their lives on the U.S. Squalus SS-192 off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The names of the 22 U.S. Navy submariners and 2 civilian workers aboard are inscribed.
“Sailor rest your oar”

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersMilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1939.
 
Location. 43° 4.942′ N, 70° 46.017′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Route 1 Bypass near Submarine Way, on the right when traveling north. The marker is in Albacore Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Albacore Park Road, Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Still On Patrol (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. O9 SS-70 (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Albacore (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the men of the USS Thresher (SSN 593) (a few steps from this marker); USS Albacore SS 218 Memorial
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hampshire's Lost Boat (about 300 feet away); CMoMM (SS) Arthur L. Stanton Chief of the Boat (COB) (about 400 feet away); James Baxter Sergeant (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Regarding U.S.S. Squalus SS-192. Her conning tower still stands at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery as a memorial to her lost crewmen.
 
Also see . . .  USS Sailfish (SS-192). Wikipedia entry. Squalus was rechristened Sailfish after her salvage. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
U.S.S. Squalus Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 1999
2. U.S.S. Squalus Memorial
U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 fitting out, 1938. image. Click for full size.
from the National Archives., October 1938
3. U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 fitting out, 1938.
U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 breaks the surface during salvage operations. image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia, 1939
4. U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 breaks the surface during salvage operations.
Albacore Memorial Park flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 1999
5. Albacore Memorial Park flagpole
U.S.S. Squalus memorial is in the shade of the red maple tree on the left.
The refurbishied Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Albacore Museum Facebook page, July 7, 2014
6. The refurbishied Memorial Garden
The Squalus and Thresher memorials have exchanged places and a new central plaque to the original Albacore (SS-218) installed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on April 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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