National Submarine Memorial - West

About National Submarine Memorial West

Submarine Memorial West

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is the West Coast site for America’s World War II Submarine Memorial. Dedicated in 1977, this reverent shrine pays tribute to the over 3,000 submariners who never returned from the war. The memorial includes plaques for each of the 52 U.S. submarines lost in that conflict, as well as additional plaques representing submarines lost during the postwar Cold War era. Comprising less than 2% of America’s naval resources, submarines destroyed over 55% of all Japanese shipping during WWII. But they paid a heavy price: Of the 12,000 sailors serving in submarines during the war, one in four did not return

For the History of the Memorial click below.

A History of U.S. Veterans WWII & National Memorial West

To Visit USSVI LA/Pasadena Website click below.

USSVI LA Pasadena Base Website

The Los Angeles Pasadena Base of the USSVI is the officially recognized custodian of the National Submarine Memorial, West. LA/PAS Logo Patch