USS. Growler - Submarine Memorial - Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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N 21° 22.100 W 157° 56.343
4Q E 609995 N 2363283
Quick Description: The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II - Assigned USS Growler (SS-215) to the State of Hawaii. Launched: 22 November 1941 - Lost at sea 8th November 1944, with no graves for the Submariners, other than the Sea. Plaques located at Pearl Harbor.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2019 3:26:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM11GF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
"USS Growler (SS-215) - A gato-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy named for the growler. Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 2 November 1941 and sponsored by Mrs. Lucile E. Ghormley, wife of Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, Special Naval Observer to the United Kingdom. The boat was commissioned on 20 March 1942 with Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Gilmore in command."
See more; (visit link)

There are 2 Plaques next to each other. One placed by the US.Navy the other by "The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II"
Both commemorate: The 85 Submariners of USS Growler - Who lost their lives at Sea.

For a detailed explanation of the loss of USS.Growler see; (visit link) & (visit link)


A shorter Version can be found in my Photo Gallery.

Location of waymark:
Pearl Harbor Memorial Site, Bowlin Park, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Relevent website: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
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Entrance fees (if any):
Free to visit these USS Growler Memorials.


Date dedicated: 5/11/1992

Sponsor(s): The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II & US. Navy

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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