S-36 Submarine Memorial
1 of 52 U.S. Submarines lost during WWII
Lost on her 2nd patrol, January 20, 1942
in Makassar Strait, Indonesia.
U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol
United States Submarine Veterans
Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine sailors.
During WWII the U.S. Submarine Force suffered the highest loss rate of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the 16,000 officers and enlisted men that served on submarines during the war 3,506 (22%> were lost. Although only 1.6% of the U. S. Navy, the Submarine Force sank 30% of the Japanese Imperial Navy and 60% of the Japanese Merchant Marine, choking off the Japanese economy. This victory came at a heavy price.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
Location. 41° 35.365′ N, 93° 36.149′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the State Capitol between E. Walnut St. and E. Court Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Reflection of Hope (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.