Jump to content


Photo

Mega U.S. Submarine Losses Site


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 21,583 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:04 PM

Just found this, it has a redirect link as you'll see that lists all losses of Boats and with most of their Crew's individual service and or other type portraits.

 

On Eternal Patrol.

 

http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/


Edited by patches, 05 September 2018 - 06:10 PM.


#2 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 21,583 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:09 PM

Here's an example on how to use site if you not following.

 

Albacore (SS-218)

 

http://www.oneternal...re-218-loss.htm

 

 

When you scroll down you'll see Click here for complete and accurate listing of men lost on USS Albacore

 

This opens another page where the crews name and individual photo will be clickable to be seen, this is done on all boots to include the POW Losses link.


Edited by patches, 05 September 2018 - 06:09 PM.


#3 Ray175INF

Ray175INF
  • Members
    • Member ID: 140,227
  • 596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Abbey Road

Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:04 AM

I've explored that site before, excellent resource with some awesome info an photos

#4 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 21,583 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:47 AM

I've explored that site before, excellent resource with some awesome info an photos

They did an incredible job in tracking down the portraits of most of the sailor killed didn't they, I don't think i ever seen a more detailed compiling of this sort in any Unit Rosters that might be online, not even the Vietnam Virtual Wall.



#5 Ray175INF

Ray175INF
  • Members
    • Member ID: 140,227
  • 596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Abbey Road

Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:15 AM

Yea I absolutely agree, someone put a lot time an effort into that page, sources and links as well. Treasure trove of info and being able to put faces to each submarine

#6 mes

mes
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,978
  • 1,193 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:illinois

Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:19 AM

It is a wealth of information and great site.  A lot  of the photos and information is from a ww2 Sub vet named Paul W Wittmar. A tireless researcher he compiled over 3600 names and information on 52 boats lost during the war.In 2007 the NPRC in St. Louis open up records  to the public and Paul was there on the first day. He co authored a book with Charles Hinman director of the USS Bowfin museum. I had the honor of meeting him several times at the archives. Relatives and other researcher provide information and photos of sailor as well.

Mark



#7 Ray175INF

Ray175INF
  • Members
    • Member ID: 140,227
  • 596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Abbey Road

Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:21 AM

Welp looks like there's three new books I'm going to have to pick up

Spyron

Combat history of the USS Tinosa

Anthology of WW2 US submarines

Mark, thank you for sharing that info about Paul Wittmer and Charles Hinman

#8 Ray175INF

Ray175INF
  • Members
    • Member ID: 140,227
  • 596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Abbey Road

Posted 08 September 2018 - 04:23 AM

Anyone whose been on Groton Sub Base knows that the streets are named after submarines we've lost

Being able to connect faces to those names is a direct result of Paul Wittmer and Charles Hinmans time and efforts, I'm grateful for that.

#9 Garandomatic

Garandomatic
  • Members
    • Member ID: 9,670
  • 6,118 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:11 AM

Very cool...

#10 zsmith

zsmith
  • Members
    • Member ID: 109,234
  • 648 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:08 AM

I've browsed that site many times and even provided a couple of photos that he was missing of men lost on the USS Amberjack. I communicated with Charles via email and he was very excited to update the missing photos. He definitely put a lot of time and effort into creating that website and as a submariner I appreciate his work.



#11 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 21,583 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

I've browsed that site many times and even provided a couple of photos that he was missing of men lost on the USS Amberjack. I communicated with Charles via email and he was very excited to update the missing photos. He definitely put a lot of time and effort into creating that website and as a submariner I appreciate his work.

Good for you, that's what it's all about. The administrators of the site seem to stay on the ball.




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users