United States Submarine Veterans Inc. Charleston Base

THE USSVI CREED
To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of duties while serving their country.
That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

LOST BOATS
National Lost Boat Link

Boat Date Loss
USS F-4 [ex-SKATE] (SS23) 21-Mar-1915 21 officers and men.
USS F-1 [ex-CARP] (SS-20) 17-Dec-1917 19 officers and men.
USS H-1 (SS-28) 12-Mar-1920 4 officers and men.
USS S-5 (SS-110) 1-Sep-1920 No loss of life.
USS O-5 (SS-66) 11-Oct-1923 3 officers and men.
USS S-51 (SS-162) 25-Sep-1925 33 officers and men.
USS S-4 (SS-109) 17-Dec-1927 30 officers and men.
USS Squalus (SS-192) 23-May-1939 26 officers and men.
USS O-9 (SS-70) 20-Jun-1941 33 officers and men.
USS Sealion (SS-195) 25-Dec-1941 3 officers and men; 1 POW died.
USS S-36 (SS-141) 20-Jan-1942 No loss of life.
USS S-26 (SS-131) 24-Jan-1942 46 officers and men.
USS Shark (SS-174) 11-Feb-1942 59 officers and men.
USS Perch (SS-176) 3-Mar-1942 59 officers and men taken POW; 53 survived the war; 6 POWs died.
USS S-27 (SS-132) 19-Jun-1942 No loss of life.
USS Grunion (SS-216) 1-Aug-1942 70 officers and men.
USS S-39 (SS-144) 14-Aug-1942 No loss of life.
USS Argonaut (SS166) 10-Jan-1943 102 officers and men.
USS Amberjack (SS-219) 16-Feb-1943 72 officers and men.
USS Grampus (SS-207) or after 5-Mar-1943 71 officers and men.
USS Triton (SS-201) 15-Mar-1943 74 officers and men.
USS Pickerel (SS-177) 3-Apr-1943 74 officers and men.
USS Grenadier (SS-210) 22-Apr-1943 61 officers and men prisoner; 57 survived; 4 POWs died.
USS R-12 (SS-89) 12-Jun-1943 42 officers and men.
USS Runner (SS-275) 1-Jul-1943 78 officers and men.
USS Pompano (SS-181) 1-Sep-1943 77 officers and men.
USS Grayling (SS-209) 9-Sep-1943 76 officers and men.
USS Cisco (SS-290) 28-Sep-1943 76 officers and men.
USS S-44 (SS-155) 7-Oct-1943 56 officers and men.
USS Wahoo (SS-238) 11-Oct-1943 80 officers and men.
USS Dorado (SS-248) 12-Oct-1943 77 officers and men.
USS Corvina (SS-226) 16-Nov-1943 82 officers and men.
USS Sculpin (SS-191) 19-Nov-1943 42 officers and men; 42 officers and men taken prisoner, 21 survived the war; 21 POWs died.
USS Capelin (SS-289) or after 1-Dec-1943 76 officers and men.
USS Scorpion (SS-278) 5-Jan-1944 77 officers and men.
USS Grayback (SS-208) 26-Feb-1944 80 officers and men.
USS Trout (SS-202) or after 29-Feb-1944 81 officers and men.
USS Tullibee (SS-284) 26-Mar-1944 79 officers and men. 1 man taken sprisoner and survived the war.
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) 18 April-1944 79 officers and men.
USS Herring (SS-233) 1-Jun-1944 83 officers and men.
USS Golet (SS-361) 14-Jun-1944 82 officers and men.
USS S-28 (SS-133) 4-Jul-1944 49 officers and men.
USS Robalo (SS-273) 26-Jul-1944 77 officers and men; 4 POWs died.
USS Flier (SS-250) 13-Aug-1944 78 officers and men.
USS Harder (SS-257) 24-Aug-1944 79 officers and men.
USS Seawolf (SS-197) 3-Oct-1944 100 officers and men.
USS Escolar (SS-294) or after 17-Oct-1944 82 officers and men.
USS Shark (SS-314) 24-Oct-1944 87 officers and men.
USS Darter (SS-227) 24-Oct-1944 No loss of life.
USS Tang (SS-306) 25-Oct-1944 78 officers and men; 9 POWs survived.
USS Albacore (SS-218) 7-Nov-1944 85 officers and men.
USS Growler (SS-215) 8-Nov-1944 86 officers and men.
USS Scamp (SS-277) 16-Nov-1944 83 officers and men.
USS Swordfish (SS-193) or after 12-Jan-1945 89 officers and men.
USS Barbel (SS-316) or after 4-Feb-1945 81 officers and men.
USS Kete (SS-369) sometime on or after 20-Mar-1945 87 officers and men.
USS Trigger (SS-237) 28-Mar-1945 89 officers and men.
USS Snook (SS-279) sometime after 8-Apr-1945 84 officers and men.
USS Lagarto (SS-371) or shortly after 4-May-1945 86 officers and men.
USS Bonefish (SS-223) 18-Jun-1945 85 officers and men.
USS Bullhead (SS-332) 6-Aug-1945 84 officers and men.
USS Cochino (SS-345) 26-Aug-1949 One man from Cochino and 6 men from USS Tusk were lost in the rescue operation.
USS Stickleback (SS-415) 30-May-1958 No loss of life.
USS Thresher (SSN-593) 10-Apr-1963 129 officers and men.
USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 27-May-1968 99 officers and men.

There is a port of no return, where ships
May ride at anchor for a little space
And then, some starless night, the cable slips,
Leaving an eddy at the mooring place . . .
Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore.

by Leslie Nelson Jennings


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