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Still On Patrol

 
 
Still On Patrol Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Still On Patrol Memorial Marker
Inscription.  

U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II.
A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines
still on "patrol"

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

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, U.S.N.

I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths.
Vice Admiral C. A. Lockwood,

Still On Patrol Memorial Marker on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Still On Patrol Memorial Marker on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial
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Jr., U.S.N
Commander Submarine Force 1943 - 1946

P.F.S. 59


 
Erected 1973 by Michigan Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location. 45° 18.963′ N, 85° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Charlevoix, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Memorial is at the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 31) and Mason Street, on the right when traveling north on Bridge Street. Marker is part of the USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial in East Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial (here, next to this marker); Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN (here, next to this marker); Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition (within shouting distance of this marker); Odmark Band Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harsha House Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of "Pine River"
U.S.N. Submariner Emblems on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
3. U.S.N. Submariner Emblems on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Flag Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlevoix.
 
Regarding Still On Patrol. History of U. S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, by Bernard A. Bastura (1981)
 
Also see . . .
1. World War II submarine veterans forced to disband national group, AP article (2012). (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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