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Still on Patrol

Courage Runs Deep

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Still on Patrol 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

[Listed are the 52 submarines lost in World War II and and "Still on Patrol" are]:
Albacore Amberjack Argonaut Barbel Bonefish Bullhead Capelin Cisco Corvina Darter Dorado Escolar Flier Golet Grampus Grayback Grayling Grenadier Growler Grunion Gudgeon Harder Herring Kete Lagarto Perch Pickerel Pompano R 12 Robalo Runner S 26 S 27 S 28 S 36 S
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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. Still on Patrol Marker
39 S 44 Scamp Scorpion Sculpin Sealion Seawolf Shark I Shark II Snook Swordfish Tang Trigger Triton Trout Tullibee Wahoo

[Back of Marker]:
Mark XIV Torpedo
Main armament of World War II Submarines
Warhead: 600 poind explosive charge
Length: 20.5 feet
Diamter: 21 inches
Weight: 3000 poinds

Let us also not forget the 427 gallant men lost in 15 U.S. Submarine Disasters from 1900 to 1975
 
Erected 1976 by The U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W.II, DelMarVa Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.877′ N, 76° 28.585′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Turner Joy Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Paddle Bell (here, next to this marker); Triton Light (a few steps from this marker); The Sea Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. Still on Patrol and Paddle Bell Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN (approx. mile away); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (approx. mile away); Admiral Ben Moreell (approx. mile away); Norman Scott Natatorium (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. WWII Lost Boats 1941-1945. The Final Patrol. Includes a brief history of events leading to each submarine's loss. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. On Eternal Patrol - Submarines that Sustained Losses. This site includes information on the 52 submarines lost, as well as the 56 others who sustained the loss of at least one man during World War II (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,555 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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