World War II Submarine Memorials by State

Here is a list of  World War II submarine war memorials by state (in some states, it covers non-World War II submarine memorials and in other states, no submarine memorials have been established even though the goal is to establish missing World War II submarine memorials in every state): http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-dc.htm. If anyone has additional information on any of these memorials, please let me know.

The above link includes all memorials known to the people who manage the website. This sub-section is only for those missing submarines that were lost in World War II – http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/statebo.htm (it doesn’t include links to each state memorial since not each state has memorial), but I hope to create a list of URLs from the main page and other sources). Good list of submarine-related losses, including the 52 submarines on “Eternal Patrol” – https://www.oneternalpatrol.com/submarine-losses.htm (includes submarine tenders and submariners who may not have died on submarines; for example, a number of submarine POWs survived the loss of their vessels, only to be captured and die in POW camps.

I can’t tell how accurate some of the information I have found is, but this site indicates that not all states have created submarine memorials and some were in the process of setting up memorials: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/statebo.htm. In addition, some of the memorials don’t list the names of the crews  or submarines, and a few are general missing submarine memorials.

Here’s two lists: first, a list of whole and intact submarines or submarines in the process of being restored; second is a list of submarine artifacts and it can be found at http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/submem-1.htm.

The boat memorials listed here are placed in two groups.
CLICK the LINKS below… and don’t forget to SCROLL DOWN

*** Not all intact boats listed are “memorial boats”.
They exist…they are listed

GROUP ONE:
Sites comprised of whole and intact submarines that have been restored
or are in the process of restoration.
GROUP TWO:
Sites displaying only submarine artifacts.
WEBMASTER NOTE:  Not all of the references in GROUP TWO are about “memorials” in the accepted sense of the term.. Some refer to whatever is known about the locations of “parts of submarines” (aka artifacts). Nevertheless for anyone who served on a particular boat that is associated with a given “artifact” then that part of his submarine is important to him. … and that makes it a “memorial” of sorts. Don’t you agree?

Submarine memorials by state:

Alabama: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-a1.htm includes information on the memorial for Alabama’s assigned missing World War II submarine – USS Herring. Memorial is in Mobile, Alabama at https://www.ussalabama.com/ and includes the names of the crew.

Alaska: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-a2.htm – no information in link USS S-26 is Alaska’s assigned missing World War II submarine – USS S-26. Doesn’t appear a missing submarine memorial has been created in the state yet.

Arizona: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-a3.htm; includes Arizona’s assigned missing World War II submarine, USS Perch. Only mentions names of the few survivors who died in a P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) camp.

Arkansashttp://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-a4.htm; includes the assigned missing World War II submarine for Arkansas, USS Snook. It has a number of reference slabs surrounding the memorial, but can’t tell if any of them include crew names as the number of photos in the link don’t equal the number of slabs. It does include the names of the missing submarines from World War II.

California (assigned two missing World War II submarines): http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-c1.htm; includes the two assigned missing World War II submarines for California – USS Argonaut and USS Grampus; direct link to more information on the two submarines: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/sanlen.htm – the second link (sanlen one) has a list of the crew names for both missing submarines.

The Ballast Point memorial has the following as well as some other interesting items:

One marble obelisk has a large plaque honoring all the WWII boats on Eternal Patrol. The other has individual plaques for the loss of either the following boats and/or their crewmembers:

    F-1 F-4 G-2
    H-1  O-5  O-9
    S-4  S-5  S-51
    SS-192 SS-345 SS-415
    SS-426 SS-589  SS-593

    Colorado: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-c2.htm; includes the assigned missing World War II submarine for Colorado – USS Grayling; more information on the USS Grayling: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/sloan.htm. Does not appear to list the crew names on the memorial.

    Connecticut: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-c3.htm; doesn’t appear to include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for Connecticut –  USS Triton (SS-201 – as there is a newer Triton memorial for a different submarine of the same name). Doesn’t appear a missing submarine memorial has been created in the state yet.

    Delaware: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-d.htm (no information on link); doesn’t include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for Delaware – USS Kete. Doesn’t appear a missing submarine memorial has been created in the state yet.

    Floridahttp://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-f.htm; includes information on assigned missing World War II submarine for Florida – USS Tang. Can’t tell from the photos, but it doesn’t appear to include a list of the crew names.

    Georgia: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-g.htm – USS Sealion. Doesn’t appear a missing submarine memorial has been created in the state yet.

    Hawaii: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-h.htm – doesn’t include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for  USS Growler. Found this site that may have more information: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?132325 (Scroll down to a map with the coordinates for the submarine).

    Idaho: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-i1.htm: doesn’t include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS S-27.

    Illinois: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-i2.htm: it doesn’t appear to include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS S-44.

    Indiana: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-i3.htm: appears to include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Grayback.

    Iowa: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-i4.htm – doesn’t include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS S-36. There is a link that indicates plans to add a plaque for USS S-36http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/flame.htm, but I am not seeing where it has been added.

    Kansas: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-k1.htm: it does include information, including names of the crew, on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Dorado. I am not sure if I still have photos from this memorial as a computer hard drive crash may have caused their loss. I will work on getting photos for this memorial if I can’t find the ones I took. The memorial is in Wichita and you can learn more about it at http://vmpwi.org/.

    Kentucky: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-k2.htm: doesn’t appear to include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Pompano.

    Louisiana: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-l.htm: include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Golet. Don’t see a lot of information on the link, but did get an response from the American Legion Post 14:

    The one in Shreveport, Louisiana on Cross Lake is located at Lowe McFarlane Post 14 of The American Legion located at 5315 S Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71119

    Mainehttp://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m1.htm – doesn’t include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Sculpin.

    Maryland: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m2.htm : does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS S-39. From what I can see, it doesn’t include the crew names.

    Massachusetts: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m3.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Trout. Doesn’t include crew names.

    Michigan: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m4.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Escolar, but does appear to have a Missing Submarine memorial.

    Minnesota: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m5.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Swordfish.

    Mississippi: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m6.htm : does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Tullibee. I have been by the area where this memorial was placed when I was younger, but haven’t been there since it was placed.

    Missouri: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m7.htm:does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Scamp.

    Montana: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-m8.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Pickerel.

    Nebraska: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n1.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Wahoo.

    Nevada: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n2.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Corvina.

    New Hampshire: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n3.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Capelin. It does include some other “Eternal Patrol” submarine memorials.

    New Jersey: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n4.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Gudgeon.  Appears there may be several “Eternal Patrol” memorials in New Jersey.

    New Mexico: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n5.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Bullhead.

    New York (East): http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n6.htm :  does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Runner.

    New York (West): http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n6.htm (same link for both New York submarines): does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Grenadier.

    North Carolina: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n7.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS S-28.

    North Dakota: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n8.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Robalo.

    Ohio: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-o1.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Grunion.

    Oklahoma: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-o2.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Shark 1.

    Oregon: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-o3.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Albacore.

    Pennsylvania: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-p.htm:  does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Trigger Triter (incorrectly listed as Triter, on some sites Trigger was the submarine’s name).

    Rhode Island: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-r.htm:  does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS R-12.

    South Carolina; http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-s1.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Amberjack.

    South Dakota: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-s2.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Scorpion

    Tennessee: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-t1.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Darter.

    Texas: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-t2.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Seawolf.

    Utah: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-u.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Harder.

    Vermont: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-v1.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Flier.

    Virginia: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-v2.htm:does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Shark II.

    Washington: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-w1.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Bonefish.

    West Virginia: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-w2.htm: does not include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Cisco.

    Wisconsin: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-w3.htm: does  include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Lagarto.

    Wyoming: http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-w4.htm: does include information on the assigned missing World War II submarine for USS Barbel. There are two separate memorials for USS Barbel. The war memorials are at the Beth-el Cemetery and War Memorial Monument in Laramie, Wyoming (probably https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/83993/beth-el-cemetery) and at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the Chapel at Casper, Wyoming (probably https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1778166/oregon-trail-state-veterans-cemetery).

     

     

     

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