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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2024 9:09 a.m. PST

…The USS Silversides fought in the war from April 1942 to July 1945. Painted on the side of the ship like a tattoo are 30 Japanese flags representing the enemy ships the submarine sank during its 14 patrols. The submarine ranks third highest among all WWII submarines in ships sunk, today it is the nation's most famous surviving WWII submarine…

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Grelber07 Mar 2024 9:48 a.m. PST

I'm happy to see some of the smaller ships being restored and on display.


Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2024 11:30 a.m. PST

Used to be on Chicago, as I recall.

Bezmozgu708 Mar 2024 5:17 a.m. PST

The Gato-Class Submarine USS Cobia is on display at the maritime museum in Manitowoc, WI. I first toured it in the 1970s when the sub opened to visitors. During WWII the Manitowoc Ship Building Company built 14 of the 77 Gato-Class submarines and 14 of the 120 Balao-Class submarines. The museum is a great place to visit if you ever visit the Lake Michigan shoreline area between Milwaukee and Green Bay.

Choctaw08 Mar 2024 8:45 a.m. PST

Next time you're in Muskogee, OK, be sure to tour the U.S.S. Batfish. It is well worth the stop.

jsmcc9108 Mar 2024 1:57 p.m. PST

Live near the Silversides. Every year at the missing man ceremony for lost submariners and subs, they start her engines up. Each lost boat has a flower dropped in the water and the coastguard lays a wreath. Very somber ceremony.

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