Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Site for Lost U.S. Submariners

Did anyone in your family serve on a submarine in the U.S. Navy?  A Web site called "On Eternal Patrol" has been created to honor men lost while serving in the U.S. Submarine Force.  The site includes listings of men and boats by era and a full name index containing more than 4,100 individuals for whom memorial pages have been posted.  Passengers on submarines that were sunk are included also.

The creators of the site are currently seeking additional photos from family members to round out the history of 3,600 U.S. submariners lost during World War II.  The point of contact is (formerly at, or you can visit the submission page.


  1. Hello, Janice,

    Thank you for your kind words about our website, On Eternal Patrol. One correction -- the point of contact email address is

    The address you list above is for my colleague, Paul Wittmer.

    Thanks again.


    Charles R. Hinman

  2. Janice,

    I am putting together a listing of American Jewish submariners who were lost in World War II. I am using's online database "AJHS WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947." If you or someone you know might be interested in assisting me with this project, please contact me at

    Thanks again,


  3. Charles,

    Thank you for the corrected e-mail address and for posting about the Jewish submariners project. Will that information be added to what you have already have for "On Eternal Patrol"?


  4. My father Paul is now certified for hospice. We care for him in his home.

    1. I am glad you are able to care for him in his home. That makes such a huge difference for mental health. My best wishes to all of you.


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