the list of 52 LOST BOATS of World War Two as designated by the SubVets of WWII
Dedicated 2 August 2003
Photo album of site and dedication
The Submarine Veterans of WWII assigned each of the 52 Submarines that were lost during WWII to a State for the purpose of establishing Memorials to the dedication of the men and boats now on eternal patrol. New York and California were awarded two each.
The State of Mississippi was awarded the USS TULLIBEE (SS-284).
The TULLIBEE was sunk by a circular run torpedo during a night surface attack. Her other fish sank her target. There was one survivor, Clifford Kuykendall, GM2, who spent the remainder of the war as a POW.
TULLIBEE Base, USSVI and Magnolia Rebel/W. J. Cheek Chapter, Submarine Veterans of World War II have united in order to erect a monument in honor of the TULLIBEE. Because of this joint nature it was decided that the monument should depict more than the TULLIBEE.
in addition to the story of the TULLIBEE's last run and a list of her crew the site also displays:
...The 41 for Freedom Boomers
The monument is engraved on both sides; is 14 feet long and 4 feet high, and is mounted on a pedestal raising it to nearly 6 feet at the top.
The Submarine community, Bases and individuals contributed funds toward the monument and additional funds were received from:
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Information provided by:
C. L. "Harv" Harvey
The submarines being honored are:
WILLIAM H. BATES
** Date lost during a circular run of torpedo
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Section of TULLIBEE Memorial