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United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II

A Compilation of Basic Information on All the Known Men Who Died While In, or Attached To, a Com
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P.W. Wittmer Publications
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ISBN 100977145603
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United States Submarine Losses World War II Reissued with an Appendix of Axis Submarine Losses, by Naval History Division Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Washington: [Revised ] [Dedication:] To those whose contribution meant the loss of sons, brothers or husbands in this war, I pay my most humble respect and extend by deepest sympathy.

As to the officers and men. 12 rows  During World War II. During World War II, the U.S. Navy's submarine service suffered the. Get this from a library. United States submarine men lost during World War II: a compilation of basic information on all the known men who died while in, or attached to, a command of the U.S.

Submarine Service, including passengers lost on U.S. submarines: a research project. [Paul W Wittmer].

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Wittmer represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in. The submarine was found on June 5, by the Lost 52 Project, which locates lost U.S.

World War II submarines. In a statement translated from Japanese, the Lost 52 Project explained that the USS. In World War II, the United States Navy used submarines heavily.

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Overall, US submarines undertook war patrols, claiming 1, ships and 5, tons during the war. Submarines in the United States Navy were responsible for sinkingtons or 30% of the Japanese navy and 4, tons of shipping, or % of all Japanese shipping in the Pacific Theater.

Nearly 80 years ago, the USS Grunion submarine sank on its inaugural mission during World War II, taking the lives of 70 sailors with it as it plunged to the bottom of the Pacific. Of 52 submarines lost by the U.S.

Navy during World War II, two were sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. During a training exercise off Key West, Florida, on Jthe old submarine R (SS) foundered while diving; its commander, another officer and three crewmen swept off the bridge were rescued, the other 42 men went down with the sub.

Launched 9 May 43 at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Torpedoed and sunk on her First War Patrol by Japanese submarine I south of Truk. Sculpin (SS) 11/19/ 63 men lost, 21 taken prisoner: Launched 27 Jul 38 at Portsmouth, NH Naval Shipyard. On her Ninth War Patrol she was damaged by Japanese destroyer Yamagumo and later scuttled.

During World War II, the USNR outnumbered USN personnel on active duty by a 3 to 1 majority (from 31 July 43 - 31 Dec 45). During this period the USNR composed between % to % of total personnel on active duty.

United States submarines compiled a tremendous record of achievement during World War II, but they paid heavily for their successes. A total of 52 submarines were lost, including 48 sunk directly or indirectly by enemy action.5/5(1).

With a few helpers, Wittmer has published a six-volume work — “United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II” — that lists basic. Fifty-two U.S. submarines were lost during WW II with over 3, men.

Many additional men were lost either from gunfire or tragic mishap. It should always be remembered that these men were all volunteers. Below is a list of each of the fifty-two submarines lost during WW II. Click on a submarine to see a list of the personnel lost on each. After underwater explorer Tim Taylor found the wreck of the U.S.S.

R—a submarine that sank off Key West during World War II—inhe decided to embark on an ambitious undertaking: namely. The following American submarines, submarine tenders, and submarine rescue vessels sustained the loss of at least one man during World War II.

Vessels listed in bol d were lost. In addition, two submarines (USS S and USS S) on this list did not suffer the loss of any man of their crews, but are included because of the loss of the vessels.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to World War II submarines of the United States World War II portal This category is for submarines designed, built, or operated by the United States during World War II (–).

The submarine played its first important role in expanding naval power during World War I. For the United States it reached flood tide in World War II. The new traditions submariners wrote, of valor, fortitude, service to America, shine for the future with the lustre of Jones, Decatur, Farragut.

The United States Merchant Marine provided the greatest sealift in history between the production army at home and the fighting forces scattered around the globe in World War II. The prewar total of 55, experienced mariners was increased to overthrough U.S.

Maritime Service training programs. Paul W. Wittmer, long-time colleague and WWII submarine veteran who, along with Charles R. Hinman, has published a six-volume set called United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II. Paul has contributed hundreds of photos and thousands of bits of information to this website.

52 US submarines were lost during WW2. This works out to a casualty rate of 1 out of every 5 submariner killed during WW2. This the highest casualty percentage of any American armed services. So out of a total of 16, active submariners in WW2.

The wreck of a British submarine that went missing during World War II with 44 people on board has been found off the coast of Malta.

There was a cost, though. The United States lost 52 submarines and over men during World War II. These are the ships and men said to be on eternal patrol. The Pearl Harbor Avenger.

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One of the Navy’s most iconic World War II-era submarines was the USS Bowfin. World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific: The Incredible Story of U.S.

Submarines in WWII by Deborah Hopkinson | out of 5 stars   Now the submarine's bow has also been identified, about a quarter mile from the main wreckage, according to Tim Taylor of the Lost 52 Project, which searches for sunken World War II submarines.

A German submarine from World War II-- rumored to have been used to transport Nazi leadership to South America following the war-- has been located nearly 73 years after being lost at sea. Of the submarines that made war patrols in World War II, 41 of them were lost to enemy action while another eleven were lost to accidents or other reasons.

This was nearly one out of every five submarines, making the job of submariner one of the most dangerous of the war. With the release of subs coming SOON (lol), I just finished two articles for the WG history page.

One involves the USS Tang commanded by United States submarine ace Cdr Richard D I C K OKane and the other is on U and U commanded by Captain Otto The Wolf of the Atlantic Kretschmer. While fac. The USS Grayback, a United States submarine that was sunk in in an enemy attack during World War II, was lost to the ocean floor for.

Royal Navy Submarine Service dolphin badge. THE GERMAN NAVY commenced World War II with fifty-six submarines, of which only twenty four were suitable for operations in the Atlantic. In the five and a half years of the war, German shipyards built 1, U-boats, of which were lost from enemy action or other causes.

The first British submarine. World War II Submarine Warfare "Execute unrestricted air and submarine warfare against Japan." - Admiral R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, December The attack on Pearl Harbor was Japan's calculated attempt to gain the upper hand against America's increasing confrontation with the Japanese empire.

Much of the Pacific U.S. surface fleet was ravaged. The U.S. Navy lost 52 submarines during World War II, many of which are still missing as The New York Times reports, the wreck of the U.S.S.

Grayback—a submarine that disappeared along.The Last Voyage, Maritime Heroes of World War II, Leonard E. Amborski, Orlando FL: FirstPublish, [SS Stone Street] The Liberty Ships; The history of the"emergency" type cargo ships constructed in the United States during World War II, L.

A. Sawyer and W. H. Mitchell, Cambridge, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press,   The mystery began on Jan. 28,when the Grayback, one of the most successful American submarines of World War II, sailed out of Pearl Harbor for its 10th combat patrol.