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706_fullWelcome! I started this blog page so that I could get the public interested in a very unique memorial to the submarines that were lost at sea and to keep the memory of these brave men and boats alive for future posterity.

About the Memorial:

Physical Description: The memorial is formed by two terraced stone walls each about 30 feet long with a stone paver patio in front. Two flower planters flank the memorial plaques on the lower of the two walls. On the wall above the plaques is a ships anchor and chain with the letters USN attached. A ships mast flying the American flag and two small submarine service flags stands behind the upper wall and is framed by a third short wall section.

Inscriptions:

“THEY HAVE SLIPPED THEIR CHAINS AND ARE SAILING FREE WITH THE WIND”

“TO KEEP ALIVE THE MEMORY OF / 3505 SUBMARINE SAILORS AND 52 SUBMARINES / LOST IN WWII WHO ARE ON ETERNAL PATROL”

[Column one] USS SEALION / USS S-36 / USS S-26 / USS SHARK I / USS PERCH / USS S-27 / USS GRUNION / USS S-39 / USS ARGONAUT / USS AMBERJACK / USS GRAMPUS / USS TRITON / USS PICKEREL /

[Column two] USS GRENADIER / USS RUNNER / USS R-12 / USS POMPANO / USS GRAYLINC / USS CISCO / USS S-44 / USS WAHOO / USS DORADO / USS CORVINA / USS SCULPIN / USS CAPELIN / USS SCORPION /

[Column three] USS GRAYBACK / USS TROUT / USS TULLIBEE / USS GUDGEON / USS HERRING / USS GOLET / USS S- 28 / USS ROBALD / USS FLIER / USS HARDER / USS SEAWOLF / USS ESCOLAR / USS DARTER /

[Column four] USS SHARK II / USS TANG / USS ALBACORE / USS GROWLER / USS SCAMP / USS SWORDFISH / USS BARBEL / USS TRIGGER / USS SADOK / USS LAGARTO / USS BONEFISH / USS BULLHEAD

 

Information from DocSouth Commemorative Landscapes https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/706/