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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Still on Patrol

 
 
US Navy Submarines "Still on Patrol" Plaque (<i>mounted beside U.S.S. San Jacinto marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 21, 2018
1. US Navy Submarines "Still on Patrol" Plaque (mounted beside U.S.S. San Jacinto 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"

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, Jr., U.S.N.
Commander Submarine Force 1943 - 1946

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Erected 1974.
 
Marker series.
U.S.S. San Jacinto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 21, 2018
2. U.S.S. San Jacinto Marker
Distinguished herself in the fight
to keep the United States Free

The Pacific 1943-1947
A Bicentennial Project
1974
This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 29° 25.439′ N, 98° 29.663′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Dolorosa east of Military Plaza, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument and marker are located by the sidewalk, on the north side of the Bexar County Justice Center building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Dolorosa, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Antonio de Padua (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Bexar County Commissioners Court (within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Anniversary of San Antonio Municipal Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Remains of the Alamo Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Reaffirming the Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Canary Islanders (within shouting distance of this marker); San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
More about this marker. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Also see . . .
U.S.S. San Jacinto Marker (<i>wide view; marker on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 21, 2018
3. U.S.S. San Jacinto Marker (wide view; marker on right)
 USS San Jacinto (CVL-30). USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) of the United States Navy was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier that served during World War II. She was named for the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution. Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush served aboard the ship during World War II. After the cease fire prior to Japan's formal surrender, her air missions over Japan then became mercy flights over Allied prisoner-of war camps, dropping food and medicine until the men could be rescued. She was present at Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender on 2 September 1945. Her wartime mission completed, San Jacinto returned home and tied up at NAS Alameda, California, on 14 September 1945. She was decommissioned on 1 March 1947 and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet berthed at San Diego. Reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft transport (AVT-5) on 15 May 1959; she was struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1970. (Submitted on June 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Still on Patrol Plaque and U.S.S. San Jacinto Bell image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 21, 2018
4. Still on Patrol Plaque and U.S.S. San Jacinto Bell
U.S.S. San Jacinto Bell image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 21, 2018
5. U.S.S. San Jacinto Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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