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WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial

 
 
WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial
Inscription.  "We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds."
Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz, USN

In memory of the crews of the 52 United States submarines lost in World War II

Sealion Grenadier Grayback Tang
S-36 Runner Trout Escolar
S-26 R-12 Tullibee Albacore
Shark I Grayling Gudgeon Growler
Perch Pompano Herring Scamp
S-27 Cisco Golet Swordfish
S-39 S-44 S-28 Barbel
Grunion Dorado Robalo Kete
Argonaut Wahoo Flier Trigger
Grampus Corvina Harder Snook
Amberjack Sculpin Seawolf Lagarto
Triton Capelin Darter Bonefish
Pickerel Scorpion Shark II Bullhead

The submarine service lost a total of 374 officers and 3131 enlisted men during the war - the highest casualty rate of any branch of any service

Patrol in Peace

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location.
WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial
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37° 1.241′ N, 76° 27.228′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from Kawana Circle, 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. This memorial is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Four Heroic Chaplains (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Behemoth in the Field (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Survivors (about 300 feet away); Virginia War Museum (about 400 feet away); Ferguson Park (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia War Museum. Historic Newport News (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 
 
MK14 Steam-Driven Torpedo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. MK14 Steam-Driven Torpedo
The mounted display is a MK14 steam-driven torpedo fired by U.S. submarines in World War II. One of four types of torpedoes U.S. submarines used during the war, the MK14 sank a majority of the 1392 Japanese vessels credited to the U.S. Submarine Force in the Pacific. The 1179 merchant ships and 214 naval vessels destroyed by our submarine force totaled over 5 million tons by the end of the war. The MK14 torpedo is 246 inches long, 21 inches in diameter and weighs 3282 pounds. Its 600 pound warhead was the equivalent of 1000 pounds of TNT. The torpedo had a 32 knot maximum speed and a 4500 yard range.
MK14 Steam-Driven Torpedo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
4. MK14 Steam-Driven Torpedo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022