U.S.S. Golet SS-361/ Still On Patrol
A submarine built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Funds for this boat were raised by the citizens of Caddo Parish Louisiana. Launched One August, 1943. On her second patrol under command of LCDR. James S. Clark, was sunk by enemy depth charges on 14 June, 1944. All hands were lost- 82 men. May God rest their souls.
This memorial sponsored by the River Region Chapter-Submarine Veterans of World War II and is dedicated to honor our shipmates YNC (SS) Allan D. Goodson and MOMM I/C A.O. Jack Bajon.
U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men on board these 52 U.S.Submarines still on "Patrol".
We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the line 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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
Location. 30° 0.19′ N, 90° 9.346′ W. Marker is in Metairie, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Boulevard near Athania Parkway, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie LA 70002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Metairie Ridge School (approx. 1½ miles away); Labarre Road (approx. 2 miles away); 17th Street Canal Floodwall (approx. 2.3 miles away); City Of Metairie Ridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chartier Concession (approx. 2½ miles away); Metairie Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Charles Cole Claiborne (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jefferson Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metairie.
More about this marker. Located in the Veterans Memorial Square, median of Vets. Blvd. at Lakeside Mall.
Categories. • Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2019.