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Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233)

 

— Submarines and the Battleship Park —

 
Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
1. Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233)
Marker Panels 1&2 with the "Herring" ship's bell on top.
Inscription.  
Panel 1:
Anderson, Fred H., RT1
Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2
Armstrong, James E., RM1
Balestrieri, S., ENS
Blair, Jack L., S2
Blevins, J.T., S1
Boucher, Leo J., S1
Brennan, James J., TM2
Bronder, John J., SC2
Brown, Weldson, S2
Burkett, Timothy, CK1
Burton, Charles E., MoMM2
Campbell, Nathaniel, STM2
Carroll, Malcolm D., CMoMM
Carter, Robert A., TM3
Chouinard, Robert A., TM1
Christopherson, R. W., TM1
Compton, John N., LTjg
Cook, Arnold J., MoMM2
Cunningham, Edward P., ENS
Cushion, Henry, EM1
Dawkins, James, MoMM1
Devenport, Robert E., TM3
Edginton, Franklin K., F1
Eitelbach, W. J.,Jr., MoMM1
Fleming, Clyde D., S2
French, George W., MoMM3
Gagnon, Donald R., F2
Gregory, James LeRoy, TM3
Groshens, Charles G., EM2
Grote, Clifford H., RM3
Guerra, Armand A., CPhM
Harper, Paul, TM3
Haskell, Robert G., MoMM2
Hill, Billy G., S1
Hofman, William A., LTjg
Isbell, Lawrence H., SC3
Johnson, John M., MoMM2
Johnson, Laurel K., S2
Johnson, Samuel L.
Close-up of the Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) Marker <i>Panel 1</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
2. Close-up of the Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) Marker Panel 1
-with a chart of the northwestern Pacific Ocean where Herring was sunk by Japanese artillery off Matsuwa in the Kurile Islands with all hands killed in action on 1 June 1944 - and inscriptions of the lost sailors' names.
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Jr., RM3
Kelly, Earl A., EM2
Kostal, Michael F. Jr., LTjg.
Leahy, Edward L. Jr., LT
Lewis, Warren E., TM3
Loftis, Rex H., MoMM1
Mack, Robert L., RM3
Mason, Wilbur, J., LT-XO
Mayes, John B., SM3
McCreary, John W., Jr., COM
McLendon, Willie R., TM3
Merriman, Joel A., Jr., STM2
Millis, Robert S., CEM
Mitchell, Gordon R., EM3
Much, Herbert B., F1
Odom, Lester, F2
O’Howell, Harry J., CMoMM
Payne, Robert E., GM2
Pepera, Gabriel J., FC2
Perkins, James G., S1
Poland, Carl E., SM3
Potvin, Omer P., QM3
Pressnall, William B., ENS
Price, S. Herbert, EM2
Riley, Charles E., MoMM2
Robbins, Donald, L., MoMM3
Rockwell, Emerson E., EM1
Ryan, Donald E., MoMM3
Saarm, Andrey H., MoMM3
Schmidt, Charles A., F1
Smiley, W. Kenneth, GM3
Stern, William, S1
Stoneking, Robert A., SC3
Sutherland, James A., F1
Swanson, Frederick A., Y2
Twigg, Allan W., EM1
Van Matre, Van Harlan, EM3
Vreeland, Le Roy M., Cox
Wagoner, George E., FC3
Walker, Carmen D., MoMM2
Walsh, John R., EM3
Way, Kenneth H., S1
Wilson, Howard R., TM2
Wuertele, Elmer C., S1
Zabriskie, David, Jr., LCDR-CO

"God Bless Their Gallant Souls"


Panel 2:
The Alabama chapter of the U.S. Submarine
Close-up of Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233), Marker <i>Panel 2</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
3. Close-up of Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233), Marker Panel 2
Veterans of World War has erected this plaque to honor the memory of shipmates serving in the U.S. Navy submarine Herring, lost with all hands on June 1, 1944, while Herring was attacking a Japanese convoy off Matsuwa Island, Kuriles. During this attack Herring sank Hiburi Maru, 3214 tons, and Iwake Maru, 4365 tons. In turn, was sunk by two direct hits from enemy shore batteries. Herring had an outstanding record during World War II, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific. During Herring’s eight war patrols she sank 58,602 tons of enemy shipping and damaged 8400 tons. The total of 13 ships sunk included the Nazi U-163 and the Jap[anese] destroyer escort Ishighaki..
 
Erected 1976 by U.S. Submarine Veterans, World War II.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesNotable EventsWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location. 30° 40.877′ N, 88° 0.976′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Memorial is on Battleship Parkway (U.S. 90/98) east of Old Spanish
USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) - World War II image. Click for full size.
Photographed By U.S. Navy, circa 1943
4. USS Herring (SS-233) - World War II
Trail (U.S. 90/98). Battleship Park is at the north end of Mobile Bay at the Tensaw River. It is connected to downtown Mobile via tunnels carrying Highways U.S. 90/98("Old Spanish Trail"/"Battleship Parkway") and I-10 beneath the Tensaw River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. 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); USN Patrol Boat (here, next to this marker); The Submarine Lookout Memorial (here, next to this marker); H.L. Hunley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fallen Guardians Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26 - Foot Motor Surfboat (about 400 feet away); 41-Foot Utility Boat (about 400 feet away); Horace O. Davis (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  USS Herring. (Submitted on June 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "Kurils"; Sea of Okhotska; Rus Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233)
 
Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) <i>Panel 1</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
5. Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) Panel 1
Close-up of USS Herring's bell and a rendering of the submariner's twin dolphin breast insignia.
Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) Marker at the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 24, 2022
6. Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) Marker at the left
The three memorials have been relocated to a new location at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. They are now at the entrance to the USS Drum submarine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,406 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on February 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022