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To all families, friends, and former crew members
of USS Wahoo - Lost at Sea, October 11, 1943

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.

Please visit The War Fish Blog (http://war-fish.blogspot.com/).


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.

Last known photo of Wahoo crew
Last known photo of Wahoo Crew

Event Schedule

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. 

Daytime on Wednesday, October 10th was devoted to tours of three Pearl Harbor Historic Sites,  the  USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri, and the new Pacific Aviation Museum. 

USS Bowfin and Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

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 & ParkWaterfront Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum

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

USS Wahoo Battleflag

Wahoo Battleflag (replica; the original is in secured storage for preservation)

Wahoo Commissioning Pennant

Wahoo Commissioning Pennant (in secured storage for preservation)

USS Wahoo Ship's Bell

Wahoo Ship's Bell and personal items of CDR Dudley "Mush" Morton

USS Wahoo Lifering

Wahoo Life Ring

USS Wahoo Photo

Photo and information on Dick O'Kane and Mush Morton

USS Wahoo Plaque

Wahoo Plaque at the Waterfront Memorial

Wahoo Family Network

  • If you are a relative or friend of a man who was lost on USS Wahoo,

  • If you are a former crew member (or relative of a former crew member) of USS Wahoo,

  • If you would like to receive information about the search and discovery of the submarine,

  • And if have not yet joined the Wahoo Family Network, please contact us.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the memorial ceremony, 
please contact:

Charles R. Hinman

Email info@OnEternalPatrol.com or education@bowfin.org


Wahoo Page on this website

Wahoo Ceremony-at-Sea

Photos of Wahoo wreck site

The Wahoo Project

The War Fish Blog

Wahoo Links and Articles


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