World War II Submarine Memorial
Williamsport Base of United States Submarine Veterans, Inc helps maintain the Submarine Memorial located at the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park in Williamsport.
Members of Williamsport Base do this by volunteering their time to help with maintenance of the memorial as well has helping to raise funds to maintain the memorial.
The Submarine Memorial was dedicated on May 16, 1992 to honor the three men from Lycoming County who made the supreme sacrifice while serving on submarines in the Pacific during World War II.
The three Lycoming County residents lost on submarines are:
FC1 Robert Loque - USS Wahoo (SS-238) lost on 11 Oct 1943 in the La Perouse Straight
LT David Sloan, Jr. (Executive Officer) - USS Corvina (SS-226) lost on 16 Nov 1943 just south of Truk. Corvina was the only US submarine sunk by a Japanese submarine during the war.
LT(jg) Edward Szendrey - USS Seawolf (SS-197) lost on 3 Oct 1944 sunk in error by USS Rowell.
Mark 14 Torpedo
Mark 14 Torpedo, Model SA, Serial 1091 on loan from the United States Navy to the residents of Williamsport.
This torpedo is one of 14,000 built between 1939 and 1946 and used on US Fleet Type Submarines in World War II.
It is 21 feet long and 21 inches in diameter.
It once carried a quarter ton explosive charge and weighs 2,700 lbs. Restored by the members of the Submarine Memorial Committee of the national veterans organization, US Submarine Veterans of World War II and presented to the citizens of Lycoming County, PA in memory of its servicemen who gallantly gave their lives for the cause of freedom.