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USS Scorpion (SS-278)

 
 
USS Scorpion (SS-278) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
1. USS Scorpion (SS-278) Marker
Inscription.  
Shipmates on Eternal Patrol in USS Scorpion (SS-278).
Lost February 1st, 1944
East China Sea
James S. Alexander, EM@/Charles W. Appleton, SC3/Lorren L. Bausman, SC1/ Hollis F. Bell, S1/Robert T. Brown, LTjg/Rufus H. Bynum, QM1/ Robert J. Chamberlain, EM2/ Harold F. Christman, S1/ Jack E. Clough, TM2/ Theodore T. Cornelius, MoMMC/Joseph W. Cunningham, RMC/ Lawrence W. Deane, TM3/ Raymond P. Dews, SM1/ Vincent R. Drake, ENS/Robert B. Drake, LTjg/Ernest L. Echorst TM2/Richmond H. Ellis, LTjg/Edward J. English, MoMM1/Lee M. Faber, S1/James A. Fasnacht, QM2/Lyle D. Faustman, MoMM1/Nearest Ferguson, SM3/William A. Flaherty, Jr. QMC/John F. Glazier, GM2/Paul L. Harvey, EM2/Robert D. Harvey, Jr., F3/Jean T. Heidenrich, TM1/Carl P. Heinz, MoMM1/Frank E. Hood, S2/Carl M. Hund, GMC/Robert E. Hutchinson, TM3/George E. Ingram, MoMM2/Robert L. Jacobs, S2/Nicholas L. Koster, MoMMC/E. Krawczykowicz, MoMM3/Walter C. Labarthe, MoMM2/Robert W. Lloyd, MoMM2/Lawrence A. Manganello, CCS/Stanley E. Matthews, RM1/Russell K. McMillan, MoMM1/Frank A. McNally, Jr., RT2/Paul J. Miller, Jr., EM2/Howard W. Morgan, QM2/Lyle E. Mosbey, EM2/Canterbury
USS Scorpion (SS-278) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
2. USS Scorpion (SS-278) Marker
B. Pierce, Lt (XO)/Robert M. Rairden, YN3/Wilbert L. Randolph EM1/Jack P. Rawlings, EMC/Frederick J. Robillard, S1/Thomas E. Roche, TM2/Albert V. Rowe, S2/Bill Saunders, S1/Maximilian G. Schmidt, CDR (CO)/Daniel A. Seaman, MoMM1/William I. Sears, EM1/Mark W. Setvate, TM3/James Sharke, F1/Irvin S. Shapiro, PhM1/Paul D. Shea, MoMM3/Russell O. Sink, MoMM3/Samuel R. Skelton, TM3/Donald E. Smith, RM3/Joseph F. Smith, TM3/Charles R. Spears, MoMMC/Edgar A. Sturges, MoMM1/Wilbur E. Tarbell, EM1/Jack Townsend, RM3/Raymond V. Udick, TM1/Jack L. Voorhees, TM2/Rudolph F. Weidenhach, FC3/Robert R. Williford, MoMM3/Raymond J. Wise, Jr., LT/Robert L. Womack, MoMM2/Karl Zimmerman, RM1

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location. 33° 58.467′ N, 82° 34.917′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Bobby Brown Park Road and Ranger Drive, in the median on Bobby Brown Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bobby Brown State Park Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Fort Charlotte (approx. 2.9 miles away in South Carolina);
USS Scorpion (SS-278) image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy, 1944
3. USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Richard B. Russell Dam (approx. 3.4 miles away in South Carolina); Fort Charlotte (approx. 4.8 miles away in South Carolina); Mt. Carmel Historical District (approx. 4.9 miles away in South Carolina); Site of Willington Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away in South Carolina); Site of Willington Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.2 miles away in South Carolina); Willington Academy (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina); Cherry Hill / Noble Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina); Willington (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Scorpion (SS-278). USS Scorpion (SS-278) — a Gato-class submarine — was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the scorpion, an arachnid having an elongated body and a narrow segmented tail bearing a venomous sting at the tip. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The. On 5 January 1944, two days into her fourth war patrol, USS Scorpion (SS-278) reported that a member of her crew had broken his arm and requested a rendezvous with the homeward-bound USS Herring (SS-233) to effect a personnel transfer.
USS Scorpion (SS-278) image. Click for full size.
By On Eternal Patrol - Lost Subs of World War II, 1944
4. USS Scorpion (SS-278)
(Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Commander Maximilian G. Schmidt<br>Commander of the USS Scorpion (SS-278) image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy
5. Commander Maximilian G. Schmidt
Commander of the USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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