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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these
Dorado SS (248) Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Dorado SS (248) Dedication Marker
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topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 37° 41.411′ N, 97° 20.7′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 . . .
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll

1. USS Dorado (SS-248). MERS Foundation entry (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. USS Dorado (SS-248). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. "Ships hit by U-boats - USS Dorado (SS 248) American Submarine". U-boat.net entry. More likely, USS Dorado was lost to a mine laid by U-214, as she passed through that area on her way to the submarine base at Coco Solo during her maiden voyage. (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll
Dorado SS (248) Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
7. U.S. Submariner Memorials at Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita
USS Dorado SS-248 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Electric Boat Company, 1943
8. USS Dorado SS-248
Going down the ways
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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May. 22, 2022