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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Gudgeon (SS-211)

 
 
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker
Inscription.
Commissioned November 22, 1939
U.S. Navy Yard Mare Island, Calif.

Over Due – Lost May 1944

In memory of 78 officers and men

By sinking a Japanese submarine on January 27, 1942, she became the first U.S. submarine in history to sink an enemy combatant ship.
Sank 25 ships 166,900 tons
Damaged 8 ships 41,900 tons

Awarded the Presidential Unit Citation
for the first eight patrols
★ Lost on her twelfth war patrol

N.J. Chapter – U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II

 
Erected by U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II - N.J. Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.82′ N, 74° 2.399′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north on River Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Submariners Memorial (here, next to this marker);
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Marker
Still on Patrol (here, next to this marker); Underwater MK16 Mine (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Seehund (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Kaiten Type II (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 16, 2017
4. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Excepting the three memorial plaques, every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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