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lost submarines from the list of 52 LOST BOATS of World War Two 
as designated by the SubVets of WWII
New Jersey

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The USS HALFBEAK sail is located at the
entrance to the museum's grounds of the
New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack, NJ.
(Image from Carl Hansen) 

HALFBEAK sail exhibit page  ||  HALFBEAK Memorabilia page
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State of New Jersey Naval Museum
Hackensack, NJ
Borg Park
PO Box 395
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-3268
USS LING SS-297 Museum Exhibit

Intelligent Whale

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On loan to National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey

P.O. Box 277 Sea Girt, NJ 08750
(732) 974-5966 Fax: (732) 974-5984

Submariners' Eternal Patrol Memorial 

At the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery

On Friday, the 16th of May, 2003, on the Memorial Way of the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, two New Jersey submarine veterans organizations joined together to dedicate a memorial that they had erected to their departed shipmates on Eternal Patrol.
Contributed by Art Randall,  Director Central Region, USSVI

Sub Vets Flag
Brigadier General W.C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery Chapel

Submarine Memorial

The New Jersey South, Tom's River Submarine Memorial, is of course located in Tom's River but more correctly in South Tom's River at Huddy Park near Mathis Plaza. It was erected along the sea wall by the people of South Tom's River and New Jersey South. The memorial, which is also called the New Jersey South Submarine Veteran's Memorial, was dedicated on 11 April 1997 by the (then) Base Commander John Dempster.

Submarine Memorial - Toms River NJ

There is a beautiful park that was built with a large Gazebo, it is well cared for and well lighted. The memorial consist's of a torpedo mounted on 2 concrete cradles with a memorial plaque on each one. Under the torpedo is an area where flower's can be planted and directly in front of the torpedo (away from the seaward side) is the memorial walk where anyone can have their name or the name of a loved one inscribed in a paving stone for $35.00. [ Contact the base treasurer, Steve Bernath or C.O.B. Chuck Kelly Jr. for more info at USSVI-Long Island Base via the POC address listed HERE. ]

 Information provided by Steven Hollenczer

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The grave site was cleaned up and the gravestone of John P Holland was replaced
with a new one and a bronze plaque in 1976.  Photo by Patrick Wayne Ellis

The Submarine Memorial
Located at the New Jersey Naval Museum

The memorial consists of a flag pole, torpedo and three plaques mounted on stones.

The plaques honor:

    The 52 boats, officers and enlisted men on eternal patrol from WW II
    The USS GUDGEON SS-211, lost May 1944. She was the first US Navy submarine to sink an enemy combatant. GUDGEON is also the boat assigned by the USSVWWII to be honored by the state of New Jersey.
    The eleven boats lost in peacetime (8 pre WWII plus SQUALUS, THRESHER and SCORPION).
The latter plaque was presented by the New Jersey USSVI and the first two were presented by USSVWWII.

Image and text contributed by Carl Hansen