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U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII
National Memorial West


U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII National Memorial West




The centerpiece of the Memorial, located at the flagpole, is a torpedo flanked by memorial and dedication plaques. Close-ups of the plaques are shown further down the page.

Submarine Monument

Submarine Monument




Memorial plaque
ALBACORE
AMBERJACK
ARGONAUT
BARBEL
BONEFISH
BULLHEAD
CAPELIN
CISCO
CORVINA
DARTER
DORADO
ESCOLAR
FLIER
GOLET
GRAMPUS
GRAYBACK
GRENADIER
GROWLER
GRUNION
GUDGEON
HARDER
HERRING
KETE
LACARTO
PERCH
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."





PICKEREL
POMPANO
ROBALO
RUNNER
R-12
SCAMP
SCORPION
SCULPIN
SEALION
SEAWOLF
SHARK I
SHARK II
SNOOK
SWORDFISH
S-26
S-27
S-28
S-36
S-39
S-44
TANG
TRIGGER
TRITON
TROUT
TULLIBEE
WAHOO
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




Dedication plaque
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




Memorial plaque
CHAPTER SHIPMATES ON

ETERNAL PATROL




Around the perimeter are a line of memorial plaques, one for each submarine lost, listing the names of the crewmen who perished. One such plaque, shown below right, is for the U.S.S. Sealion.

Line of memorial plaques
U.S.S Sealion plaque




Over to the left side, there is a special memorial for two nuclear submarines which were lost during the Cold War, the U.S.S Thresher, and the U.S.S. Scorpion.

U.S.S. Scorpion and Thresher memorials
U.S.S. Thresher memorial
U.S.S. Scorpion memorial




The World War II Submarine Memorial is located at 800 Seal Beach Blvd., in Seal Beach. map.






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