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Still On Patrol Historical Markers

Marker memorials honoring the 52 United States Navy submarines and their crews lost during World War II; they are "still on patrol."
 
Close-up of the Memorial to USS <i>Herring</i> (SS-233) Marker <i>Panel 1</i> image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, May 26, 2013
Close-up of the Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) Marker Panel 1
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park
Panel 1: Anderson, Fred H., RT1 Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2 Armstrong, James E., RM1 Balestrieri, S., ENS Blair, Jack L., S2 Blevins, J.T., S1 Boucher, Leo J., S1 Brennan, James J., TM2 Bronder, John J., SC2 Brown, . . . — Map (db m74810) WM
California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Still on Patrol
Three monuments honor the submarines and their crews lost during the Second World War: U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3121 men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines . . . — Map (db m94812) WM
California (Butte County), Chico — United States Submarine Crews Memorial
To the United States 52 Submarines and And Their Gallant Crews Who Sacrificed Their Lives In World War II “Lest We Forget These Boats on Eternal Patrol” Sealion • S · 36 • S · 26 • Shark • Perch • S · 27 . . . — Map (db m29738) HM
California (Merced County), Gustine/Santa Nella — United States Submariners Memorial
These trees are dedicated to the memory of those United States Submariners who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we might live in freedom. — Map (db m38981) HM
California (Orange County), Seal Beach — U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II — National Memorial West
U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II National Memorial West — Map (db m50404) HM
California (Shasta County), Anderson — Northern California Veterans Memorials — Northern California Veterans Cemetery
Dedicated to All Veterans Who Answered the Call to Serve this Great Nation Northern California Veterans Cemetery Igo, California Dedicated November 11, 2005 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Thomas Johnson, Secretary . . . — Map (db m63324) WM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial — Dedicated to those who serve in Submarines of the U.S. Navy — The Silent Service ~ Pride Runs Deep
Left Side of Marker U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II 52 United States Submarines On Eternal Patrol U.S. Navy Submarines Paid Heavily for their success in World War II 374 Officers and 3131 Men are on board these . . . — Map (db m68549) WM
Florida (Putnam County), Palatka — Basil C. Pierce Jr. USS Tang Memorial
(1st plaque) Basil C. Pearce, Jr. USS Tang Memorial Dedicated by Richard H. O'Kane, Skipper August 17, 1943 - October 25, 1944 Elton Brubaker, USS Flier (SS250) Aug. 13, 1944 Constructed by Basil Pearce Chapter U.S. . . . — Map (db m77715) HM WM
Georgia (Elbert County), Elberton — USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Shipmates on Eternal Patrol in USS Scorpion (SS-278). Lost February 1sty, 1944 East China Sea James S. Alexander, EM@/Charles W. Appleton, SC3/Lorren L. Bausman, SC1/ Hollis F. Bell, S1/Robert T. Brown, LTjg/Rufus H. Bynum, QM1/ Robert J. . . . — Map (db m78674) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Lost Submarine Memorial — United States Submarine Losses-Prior To and After World War II- — USS Bowfin Museum and Park
He goes a great voyage that goes to the bottom of the sea, George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651 Throughout the history of submarine development, men have fought enemies just as lethal as any human foe. Those who brave the deep in . . . — Map (db m81389) HM WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Seawolf (SS-197) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor
LCDR A.M. Bontier, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 15 August 1939; Lost at Sea, 3 October 1944. Beginning with her first patrol just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a daring submarine embarked on a career that made the name . . . — Map (db m81417) WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Swordfish (SS-193) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor
CDR K.E. Montross, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 1 April 1939; Lost at sea, January 1945. Less than two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Swordfish sank her first ship. So began the career of a submarine that not only sank . . . — Map (db m81419) HM WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Tang (SS-306) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor
CDR R.H. Kane, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 17 August 1943; Lost at sea, 24 October 1944. The exploits of Tang are legendary in submarine history. Under the bold leadership of Commander Richard H. O’Kane, Tang executed five brilliant . . . — Map (db m81473) HM WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Wahoo (SS-238) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor
CDR D.W. Morton, USN Commanding Officer; Launched 14 February 1942; Lost at sea 11 October 1943. If one submarine could be said to embody the spirit and pride of the U.S. Submarine Force, it would probably be Wahoo. Certainly the enemy . . . — Map (db m81474) WM
Illinois (Marshall County), Henry — John P. Cromwell Memorial — Still on Patrol — World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 Officers and 3,131 men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines still on “Patrol”.

Albacore, Amerjack, Arconaut, Barbel, Bonefish, Bullhead, Capelin, . . . — Map (db m92808) WM

Iowa (Polk County), Des Moines — S-36 Submarine Memorial
Front 1 of 52 U.S. Submarines lost during WWII Lost on her 2nd patrol, January 20, 1942 in Makassar Strait, Indonesia.

Left Image U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol

Right . . . — Map (db m48269) HM

Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Dorado SS (248) — Dedicated to the Crew of the Submarine SS Dorado
In Honor of one of 52 Submarines on Eternal Patrol [Honor Roll of Lost Crew Members] The United States Submarine Veterans organization of WWII was founded in 1955 and federally chartered in 1981. The chapter representing each state of the . . . — Map (db m56635) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — U.S. Submariners On Eternal Patrol Since World War II
In memory of the crew members that lost their lives on U.S. Submarines after WWII, God Bless the shipmates on eternal patrolMap (db m56623) HM
Maine (York County), Kittery — Kittery Maine USS Thresher (SSN 593) Memorial
On 10 April, 1963, all 129 U.S. Navy sailors and civilian workers aboard the USS Thresher perished when the nuclear attack submarine sank more than 200 miles off the New England Coast. The Thresher was designed and build at the Portsmouth Naval . . . — Map (db m96374) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Still on Patrol — Courage Runs Deep
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 . . . — Map (db m6806) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Paddle Bell
U. S. S. Paddle (SS 263) carried this bell throughout World War II. Similar bells were carried by all U. S. Submarines. Upon this bell we toll the loss of 52 American submarines and crew of 3,621 officers and enlisted men who went down fighting . . . — Map (db m6807) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Still on Patrol
(Front of Marker) In memory of all U.S. Submarines that are still on patrol.

U.S.S. Trout State Boat of Massachusetts lost in action February 29th 1944

(Rear Marker) U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in . . . — Map (db m57398) HM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — 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 submarines still on "patrol"

Albacore · Amberjack · Argonaut · Barbel · Bonefish · Bullhead · . . . — Map (db m98057) HM WM

Michigan (Charlevoix County), Charlevoix — USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial — October 17, 1944 — CDR W.J. [William John] Millican

We the US Submarine Veterans of WWII Michigan Chapter proudly dedicate this memorial to the gallant men of the USS Escolar (SS294) Lost by enemy action on or about 17 October 1944 while on her first patrol with the loss of . . . — Map (db m98060) HM WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — U.S. Submariners Lost in World War II

This monument is dedicated to the 52 United States Submarines lost during World War II and their crewmen and officers who perished in that war.

Erected in 2003 by the surviving members of the Ill-Mo Rebel Squadron, a chapter . . . — Map (db m96306) WM

Nebraska (Saunders County), Wahoo — U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238
In Memory of U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by enemy action October 11, 1943.

Crew of the U.S.S. Wahoo still on patrol. — Map (db m93184) WM

Nebraska (Saunders County), Wahoo — USS Wahoo SS238
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol. Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine Sailors. In memory of the USS Wahoo SS238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by action on October 11, 1943. During . . . — Map (db m80431) HM WM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — 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.” Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead • Capelin . . . — Map (db m108413) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — Submariners Memorial
. . . — Map (db m64469) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Hackensack — USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
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 . . . — Map (db m64467) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II
The purpose of this organization is to perpetuate the memory of those shipmates who gave their lives in submarine warfare. At the end of World War II hostilities, 52 submarines had been lost on which 72 officers and 3,131 enlisted men had given . . . — Map (db m84734) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — USS Grenadier (SS210) — Lost in Action April 22, 1943
Scuttled by her crew due to damage inflicted by enemy aircraft. All members were captured by the Japanese and imprisoned until war's end. Crewmen that died in P.O.W. camp: Doyle, Charles - MOMM1; Linder, Charles - MOMM2; Guico, Justiano - MATT1; . . . — Map (db m88231) WM
New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — 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." Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead • Capelin • Cisco . . . — Map (db m106493) HM WM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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.” Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead . . . — Map (db m22245) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Still On Patrol — USS Amberjack Memorial
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." (Relief of . . . — Map (db m19211) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — In Memoriam • USS Thresher and USS Scorpion
In Memoriam To those who sacrificed their lives while serving in and supporting our submarine forces during the Cold War. USS Thresher (SSN 593) Lost at sea with all hands April 10, 1963 USS Scorpion (SSN 589) . . . — Map (db m42756) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — World War II Submarine Lost Boat Memorial
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." . . . — Map (db m42750) HM
Virginia, Newport News — WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial
"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, USN In memory of the crews of the 52 United States submarines lost in . . . — Map (db m34044) WM
Virginia, Norfolk — U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the submarines, their officers and crews who are still on patrol beneath the sea. May the flame of patriotism that drove these men be kindled in the breasts of all who view this memorial .... — Map (db m33328) WM
Virginia, Norfolk — USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
USS Scorpion, a Skipjack class nuclear-powered attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Virginia began a Mediterranean deployment in February 1968. The following May 22nd, while homeward bound from that deployment, she was lost with her entire crew . . . — Map (db m34958) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Golet (SS 361)

Keel Laid 27 January 1943 Launched 1 August 1943 Commissioned 30 November 1943

On 18 March 1944 the U.S.S. Golet departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. A severe combination of fog, rain, and ice prohibited her from . . . — Map (db m98710) HM WM

Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Kete (SS 369)

Keel Laid 25 October 1943 Launched 9 April 1944 Commissioned 31 July 1944

On 31 October 1944 the U.S.S. Kete departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 10 March 1945, during her second patrol, she sank 3 vessels . . . — Map (db m98801) HM WM

Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371)

Keel Laid 11 January 1944 Launched 28 May 1944 Commissioned 14 October 1944

On 24 January 1945 the U.S.S. Lagarto departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. During this patrol she sank 2 vessels totalling 1,845 tons. One . . . — Map (db m98808) HM WM

Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Robalo (SS 273)

Keel Laid 24 October 1942 Launched 9 May 1943 Commissioned 28 September 1943

On 8 January 1944 the U.S.S. Robalo began her first patrol west of the Philippines. During her first 2 patrols, she earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area . . . — Map (db m98696) HM WM


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