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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

USS Cod Submarine : Happy Birthday

Fun announcement at Cleveland.com:

The USS Cod Submarine Memorial on North Marginal Drive will celebrate the sub's 75th birthday with a deck-gun salute and cake in ceremonies Thursday at 2 p.m.
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The Cod, now a National Historic Landmark on Cleveland's waterfront, was launched on June 21, 1943, as part of the Navy's fleet of more than 250 submarines during World War II.

During the war, the submarine made seven patrol runs in the Pacific and sent 35,000 tons of enemy vessels to the bottom.

Its torpedoes sank 10 ships and damaged five others.

A martini glass painted on its conning tower represents the celebration after the Cod rescued the crew of a Dutch submarine that had run aground during the war.

The Cod was decommissioned in 1954 and opened as a floating memorial/museum in 1976.

More of the report here.
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