USS Corvina SS226 Memorial - Boulder City, NV
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N 35° 56.772 W 114° 50.794
11S E 694229 N 3980124
Quick Description: One of many monuments found in a memorial garden at the Veterans Cemetery.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 10:56:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMDYGD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
With this memorial the US Submarine Veterans of WWII and Friends honor the brave shipmates lost on this boat and the other 51 boats in WWII and all submarines past, present, and future.

USS Corvina SS226

A listing of those lost on the Corvina.
from Wikipedia:

USS Corvina (SS-226), a Gato-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the corvina, any of various important food fishes related to the weakfish and the croaker of the Atlantic coast.

Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut on 21 September 1942. She was launched on 9 May 1943 (sponsored by Mrs. R. W. Christie), and commissioned on 6 August 1943 with Commander Roderick S. Rooney (Class of 1929) in command.

Clearing New London, Connecticut, on 18 September 1943, Corvina arrived at Pearl Harbor on 14 October. She put out from Pearl Harbor on her maiden war patrol 4 November, topped off her fuel tanks at Johnston Island two days later, and was never heard from again.

Her assignment had been a dangerous one: to patrol as closely as possible to the heavily-guarded stronghold of Truk and to intercept any Japanese sortie endangering the forthcoming American invasion of the Gilbert Islands. Japanese records report that Japanese submarine I-176 launched three torpedoes at an enemy submarine south of Truk 16 November, claiming two hits which resulted in the explosion of the target. If this was Corvina, she was the only American submarine to be sunk by a Japanese submarine in the entire war. Her loss with her crew of 82 was announced 14 March 1944

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Date of Dedication: 11/18/1998

Property Permission: Public

Access times: From: 7:00 AM To: 9:00 PM

Location of waymark:
1900 Veterans Memorial Drive
Boulder City, NV USA

Commemoration: USS Corvina

Access instructions: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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