|On Eternal Patrol - Memorial
Ceremony for the Men of
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
To all families, friends, and former
This page provides information on the Wahoo Memorial Ceremony and related activities. The date of the Ceremony was Thursday, October 11, 2007, the sixty-fourth anniversary of the loss of the boat, and the event was hosted by USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, on the shores of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Activities began on Tuesday, October 9, 2007, and concluded with the Ceremony on Thursday, October 11.
Paul Crozier has set up a blog site which enabled him to post daily about the activities while he was in Hawaii, and to put up images of the events, as well. He wants to enable those who couldn't attend the ceremony to participate, at least virtually, via his postings and guest feedback.
The U.S. Navy, while conducting routine operations off the coast of Wakkanai, Japan, held a Ceremony-at-Sea for USS Wahoo on July 8, 2007. A presentation by CAPT Tom Logue and RDML John Christenson about this ceremony was given at the main Memorial Ceremony at Pearl Harbor in October.
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 p.m. - The Ohana East Hotel “Princess Kaiulani Room” was the site of the after-dinner, informal, Wahoo extended-family get-together. The gathering also served as an orientation and informational meeting for the following days’ events.
Thursday, October 11th - Afternoon tours of the USS Bowfin and the Pacific Submarine Museum were followed at 5:00 p.m. by the U.S. Navy-conducted Main Ceremony, at Bowfin Park.
When the ceremony was over, the Wahoo families and invited guests remained in the Park for a buffet dinner, which was followed by presentations on the search and discovery of USS Wahoo by George Logue, Bryan MacKinnon, RDML John Christenson, and CAPT Tom Logue.
About your host, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Bowfin Park is located on the shores of Pearl Harbor, adjacent to the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. We are home of the fully restored historic World War II submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287) and the 8,000 square-foot Pacific Submarine Museum. We are also the gateway to tours of the Battleship Missouri and of the new Pacific Aviation Museum. Bowfin Park is approximately 40 minutes by car from the hotels in Waikiki, and only 10 minutes from Honolulu International Airport. Please visit the website at www.bowfin.org for further information on Bowfin Park.
Waterfront Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Wahoo Related Displays at Bowfin Park
Wahoo Battleflag (replica; the original is in secured storage for preservation)
Wahoo Commissioning Pennant (in secured storage for preservation)
Wahoo Ship's Bell and personal items of CDR Dudley "Mush" Morton
Wahoo Life Ring
Photo and information on Dick O'Kane and Mush Morton
Wahoo Plaque at the Waterfront Memorial
Wahoo Family Network
If you have any questions or comments regarding the
Charles R. Hinman