S-36 Submarine Memorial

S-36 Submarine Memorial (HMWJ2)

Location: Des Moines, IA 50319 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 35.365', W 93° 36.149'

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1 of 52 U.S. Submarines lost during WWII
Lost on her 2nd patrol, January 20, 1942
in Makassar Strait, Indonesia.

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U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol

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United States Submarine Veterans
Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine sailors.

During WWII the U.S. Submarine Force suffered the highest loss rate of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the 16,000 officers and enlisted men that served on submarines during the war 3,506 (22%> were lost. Although only 1.6% of the U. S. Navy, the Submarine Force sank 30% of the Japanese Imperial Navy and 60% of the Japanese Merchant Marine, choking off the Japanese economy. This victory came at a heavy price.

HM NumberHMWJ2
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 449784 N 4604366
Decimal Degrees41.58941667, -93.60248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.365', W 93° 36.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 21.90" N, 93° 36' 8.94" W
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Area Code(s)515
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1004-1118 E Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50319, US
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