Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Submarine Lookout Memorial
— Submarines and the Battleship Park —
Panel 1: "The Lookout: the Eyes of the WWII Submarine"
Panel 2: "Submarine Lookout":
Standing his watch on a perch high above the deck, the lookout was the eyes of the submarine while surfaced. Often while submerged he was manning the sonar gear, thus becoming the ears also. Though always of junior rating, his keen sight and alertness were vital to the success and survival of his boat. No words could galvanize a crew to action faster than his excited shout, “Smoke on the horizon!” To his steadfast courage and vigilance, we dedicate this memorial.
U.S. Submarine Veterans, World War II
Alabama, Ala/Flo Chapters '85
Erected 1985 by U.S. Submarine Veterans, World War II.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 40.875′ N, 88° 0.979′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Memorial is on Battleship Parkway. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Take Her Down!" (here, next to this marker); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (here, next to this marker); USN Patrol Boat (a few steps from this marker); H.L. Hunley (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 - Foot Motor Surfboat (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fallen Guardians Monument (about 400 feet away); 41-Foot Utility Boat (about 400 feet away); Sikorsky Helicopter "SeaGuard" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Also see . . . Submarine, USS Drum (SS-228) National Historical Landmark (NHL). - restored in 1966 and on display along with USS Alabama (BB-60) and the many other military artifacts on display in Mobile's Battleship Park. National Historical Landmark (NHL), 1986. (Submitted on June 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. submariners
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