|On Eternal Patrol - Submariners Prior to World War II
First raising of USS Squalus
The following is a listing of over 275 personal memorial pages on this site for the men who are known to have been lost while in service in the US Submarine Force prior to World War II. Approximately 67% of these men have photos on their pages.
Specifically, these are men who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Submarine Force in the period from the year 1900 up to December 7, 1941. Almost none of the submariners who died in this period were lost as a direct result of enemy action.
For information arranged by the name of the vessel, please view the listing of submarines that sustained losses prior to World War II. There is also an "Additional Losses" page for listings of men were lost during this period while serving on vessels that were not sunk.
Photographs and personal information are lacking for many of our pre-WWII losses.
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.
Please note that Robert C. Sismore, previously listed on this page, was transferred off his submarine before the explosion that took the lives of four of his shipmates.