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U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II

National Memorial West

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
1. U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II National Memorial West
Inscription.
U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II
National Memorial West

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.038′ N, 118° 5.294′ W. Marker is in Seal Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Seal Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is located at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. Marker is in this post office area: Seal Beach CA 90740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anaheim Landing (approx. one mile away); Pacific Electric Red Car (approx. 1.1 miles away); Long Beach Marine Stadium (approx. 2.9 miles away); Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association (approx. 3.2 miles away); Recreation Park Bandshell (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Isidore Historical Plaza (approx. 3.8 miles away); This Big Saw (approx. 4 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seal Beach.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
2. Memorial Marker
Capt. P.L. Anderson
Commanding Officer
Comm. T.W. Hogan Jr.
Executive Officer

Los Angeles Area Chapter Memorial

Dedicated 30 May 1977 In grateful appreciation to Dept. of the Navy, Naval Weapons Station

Seal Beach
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
3. Memorial Marker
Still on Patrol

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 U.S. 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

P.F.S. 59
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
4. Memorial Markers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
5. Memorial Bench, Markers, and Pavers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
6. Memorial Bench and Pavers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
7. Memorial Pavers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
8. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Thresher (SSN-593)
Lost 10 April 1963

Class and type: Thresher-class submarine

Fate: Sank with all hands during deep diving tests, 10 April 1963, 129 died.

Status: Located 350 km east of Cape Cod at a depth of 8400 ft.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
9. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Scorpion (SSN-589)
Lost 27 May 1968

Class and type: Skipjack-class submarine

Fate: Sank on 22 May 1968; cause of sinking unknown. All 99 on board killed.

Status: Located on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean in 3,000 m (9,800 ft) of water, 740 km (400 nmi) southwest of the Azores.
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10. Memorial Marker
Bicentennial Year
Time Capsule

Naval Weapons Station
Seal Beach
to be opened in the
Tricentennial Year
2076
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
11. Memorial Marker
Chapter Shipmates on
Eternal Patrol
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
12. Memorial Marker
Chapter Shipmates on
Eternal Patrol
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
13. Memorial Marker
Beloved Wives U.S.
Submarine Veterans W.W.II
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
14. Memorial Markers
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15. Memorial Markers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
16. Memorial Marker
Lost Submariners of World War II
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
17. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Sealion (SS-195)
10 December 1941

Class and type: Sargo-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Scuttled at Cavite on 25 December 1941 after being damaged by Japanese aircraft on 10 December 1941.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
18. Memorial Markers
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
19. Memorial Marker
Walk softly stranger,
walk softly,
you tread on
hallowed ground
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
20. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Sealion (SS-195)
Lost in World War II
December 1941

Class and type: Sargo-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Scuttled at Cavite on 25 December 1941 after being damaged by Japanese aircraft on 10 December 1941.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
21. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-36 (SS-141)
Lost in World War II
January 1942

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Run aground, scuttled 21 January 1942.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
22. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-26 (SS-131)
Lost in World War II
January 1942

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Accidentally rammed and sunk, 24 January 1942.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
23. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Shark I (SS-174)
Lost in World War II
February 1942

Class and type: Porpoise-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably sunk by Japanese destroyer Yamakaze east of Manado, 11 February 1942.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
24. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Perch (SS-176)
Lost in World War II
March 1942

Class and type: Porpoise-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Scuttled in the Java Sea on 3 March 1942 after being damaged by Japanese destroyers.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
25. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-27 (SS-132)
Lost in World War II
June 1942

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Run aground 19 June 1942, abandoned 21 June 1942.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
26. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-39 (SS-144)
Lost in World War II
August 1942

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Run aground, abandoned, 13 August 1942.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
27. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Grunion (SS-216)
Lost in World War II
July 1942

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk off of Kiska around 30 July 1942, cause unknown.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
28. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Argonaut (SF-7/SM-1/APS-1/SS-166)
Lost in World War II
January 1943

Class and type: V-4 (Argonaut)-class composite direct-drive diesel and diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese destroyers off Rabaul on 10 January 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
29. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Amberjack (SS-219)
Lost in World War II
February 1943

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese torpedo boat Hiyodori and SC-18 off Rabaul, 16 February 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
30. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Grampus (SS-207)
Lost in World War II
March 1943

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Possibly sunk by Japanese destroyers in Blackett Strait, 5 March 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
31. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Triton (SS-201)
Lost in World War II
March 1943

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese destroyers off the Admiralty Islands, 15 March 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
32. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Pickerel (SS-177)
Lost in World War II
April 1943

Class and type: Porpoise-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels north of Honshu on 3 April 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
33. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Grenadier (SS-210)
Lost in World War II
April 1943

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Scuttled off Penang, 22 April 1943, after being damaged by Japanese aircraft.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
34. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Runner (SS-275)
Lost in World War II
May 1943

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Lost after 26 June 1943--Overdue and presumed lost.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
35. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. R-12 (SS-89)
Lost in World War II
June 1943

Class and type: R-class submarine

Fate: Foundered 12 June 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
36. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Pompano (SS-181)
Lost in World War II
August 1943

Class and type: United States Porpoise-class submarine submarine

Fate: Possibly struck a mine north of Honshu in September 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
37. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Grayling (SS-209)
Lost in World War II
September 1943

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Lost off Manila around 9 September 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
38. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Cisco (SS-290)
Lost in World War II
September 1943

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft west of Mindanao, 28 September 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
39. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-44 (SS-155)
Lost in World War II
October 1943

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese destroyer, 7 October 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
40. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Dorado (SS-248)
Lost in World War II
October 1943

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk, probably by U.S. aircraft, off Panama on 12 October 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
41. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Wahoo (SS-238)
Lost in World War II
October 1943

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft in La Pérouse Strait, 11 October 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
42. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Corvina (SS-226)
Lost in World War II
November 1943

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese submarine I-176 south of Truk, 16 November 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
43. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Sculpin (SS-191)
Lost in World War II
November 1943

Class and type: Sargo-class composite diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Scuttled off Truk on 19 November 1943 after being damaged by Japanese destroyers.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
44. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Capelin (SS-289)
Lost in World War II
December 1943

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Missing north of Sulawesi after 2 December 1943.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
45. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Scorpion (SS-278)
Lost in World War II
January 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably mined in the Yellow Sea after 5 January 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
46. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)
Lost in World War II
February 1944

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Okinawa, 27 February 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
47. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Trout (SS-202)
Lost in World War II
February 1944

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Lost northwest of the Philippines around 29 February 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
48. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Tullibee (SS-284)
Lost in World War II
March 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by own torpedo north of Palau, 26 March 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
49. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Gudgeon (SS-211)
Lost in World War II
May 1944

Class and type: Tambor class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Lost off the Maug Islands, 18 April 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
50. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Herring (SS-233)
Lost in World War II
June 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese shore defense batteries on Matua Island, 1 June 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
51. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Golet (SS-361)
Lost in World War II
June 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels northwest of Honshu, 14 June 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
52. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. S-28 (SS-133)
Lost in World War II
July 1944

Class and type: S-class submarine

Fate: Lost to unknown causes, 4 July 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
53. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Robalo (SS-273)
Lost in World War II
July 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Mined west of Palawan, 26 July 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
54. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Flier (SS-250)
Lost in World War II
August 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Mined in the Balabac Strait, 13 August 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
55. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Harder (SS-257)
Lost in World War II
August 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels off Dasol Bay, Luzon, 24 August 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
56. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Seawolf (SS-197)
Lost in World War II
October 1944

Class and type: Sargo-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably sunk by friendly fire from Richard M. Rowell (DE-403) off Morotai on 3 October 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
57. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Darter (SS-227)
Lost in World War II
October 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Grounded in the Palawan Strait and scuttled on 24 October 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
58. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Shark II (SS-314)
Lost in World War II
October 1944

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese destroyer Harukaze off Taiwan, 24 October 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
59. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Tang (SS-306)
Lost in World War II
October 1944

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by own torpedo off Taiwan, 24 October 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
60. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Escolar (SS-294)
Lost in World War II
November 1944

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably mined in the Yellow Sea on 17 October 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
61. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Albacore (SS-218)
Lost in World War II
November 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably mined off of northern Hokkaido, 7 November 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
62. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Growler (SS-215)
Lost in World War II
November 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels west of the Philippines, 8 November 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
63. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Scamp (SS-277)
Lost in World War II
November 1944

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Probably sunk by Japanese vessels and aircraft south of Tokyo Bay, 11 November 1944.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
64. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Swordfish (SS-193)
Lost in World War II
January 1945

Class and type: Sargo-class submarine

Fate: Probably sunk by Japanese vessels in the Ryukyu Islands, 12 January 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
65. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Barbel (SS-316)
Lost in World War II
February 1945

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Palawan on 4 February 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
66. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Kete (SS-369)
Lost in World War II
March 1945

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Lost off the Ryukyu Islands around 20 March 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
67. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Trigger (SS-237)
Lost in World War II
March 1945

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels in the East China Sea, 28 March 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
68. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Snook (SS-279)
Lost in World War II
April 1945

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Missing since 8 April 1945 east of Taiwan.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
69. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Lagarto (SS-371)
Lost in World War II
May 1945

Class and type: Balao class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese minelayer Hatsutaka in the Gulf of Siam, 4 May 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
70. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Bonefish (SS-223)
Lost in World War II
June 1945

Class and type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels in Toyama Wan, Honshū, 18 June 1945.
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By Michael Kindig, June 30, 2010
71. Memorial Marker
U.S.S. Bullhead (SS-332)
Lost in World War II
August 1945

Class and type: Balao-class diesel-electric submarine

Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea, 6 August 1945.
 
 
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