|On Eternal Patrol - USS Robalo (SS-273)|
The final resting place of USS Robalo was discovered by divers of the Sea Scan Survey Team in Philippine waters in May of 2019, and the identity of the wreck has been verified by the the Naval History and Heritage Command. See the Submarine Discoveries page for more information in the discovery of this vessel.
See the YouTube video of the discovery at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whNrzuPp5x8, and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum's tribute to the boat and her men at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAe6lh7gCaA.
The following men were lost while serving on USS Robalo (SS-273). At least four men survived her sinking, but died in captivity. In some accounts, two others (Commanding Officer Manning Marius Kimmel and one unnamed man) are also said to have survived the sinking, but were killed in captivity.
Note that the location of the sinking, previously listed as "Two miles off west coast of Palawan Island, PI," has been changed to "Off the east coast of Balabac Island, PI," to reflect current research.
If you are related to any one of these men, please contact us.
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site. Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.
For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Robalo.
*Survived sinking, but died in captivity.
The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Robalo (SS-273)
to the State of North Dakota.