National World War II Submarine Memorial West
The mission of the memorial is to honor the memory of those who have served our nation aboard submarines of the U.S. Navy. The Memorial is dedicated to the over 3000 submariners who lost their lives in United States submarines in the 52 submarines lost during WWII. There are also plaques dedicated to those who lost their lives in submarine accidents during the Cold War.
The plaque says, “We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy whole our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds. -Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz U.S.N.” and “I can assure you they went down fighting and their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. – Vice Admiral C.A. Lockwood Jr. U.S.N. Commander Submarine Force 1943-1946.”
800 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA, 90740