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Who are we?

Our Creed

The purpose of this organization is to perpetuate the memory of those shipmates who have lost their lives in submarines, to further promote and keep alive the spirit and unity that existed among submarine crewmen, to promote sociability, general welfare and good fellowship among its members, and to pledge loyalty and patriotism to our flag and country.

The "International Submariners Association" ( ISA ) is an imaginary league of individual, national Submariners Associations without any specific organizational structure, bylaws or further configuration.

ISA is an untied cooperation of the Submariners Associations of different participating nations.

ISA is still a fiction on the subject of a global community of active and former submariners from various nations.

ISA is nothing more than the spirit of an international submariners community.


Since the international cooperation of Submariners Associations within Europe was initiated in 1962 there was always an attempt towards an overall ISA organization. Since those days submariners are fascinated by the idea of a global submariners family

 

 

 

ISA/USA Membership and Dues


Membership in the International Submariners Association/USA is open to all qualified submariners or anyone who is interested in submarines.

Dues are $20.00(US) (Jan 1-Dec31) Life membership $50.00 (US)

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ISA Brief History

In the early sixties, two key men in the international submarine environment, the Frenchman Commander Jean Blanchard and the German Commander Adalbert Schnee had the opportunity to meet.

They both had brilliantly served on submarines during the Second World War.

Schnee, a key man in the German submarine force was decorated with medals of merit. The two men shared their common experiences in submarines and became friends. The harsh reality of the war, in which they had fought on opposite sides with courage and determination was now over and they found strong ties of solidarity and understanding.

As a result of this strong understanding, they planned to arrange a meeting between the submariners from both countries. It is not known which of the two made the proposal first, but it is certain that the other one accepted immediately with such enthusiasm that perhaps he himself was about to ask the same thing. We can say that it was a spiritual need, like a surge from the soul deeply felt by both men.

Hence, in the spring of 1962 the first meeting took place in Paris, the success was so great that the following year another was arranged in the same place.

Meanwhile the two Commanders got in touch with Admiral Parona, Commander of the Atlantic base of Italian boats in Bordeaux, who gladly decided to join the initiative. So, from 1963, the year of the second meeting in Paris there was a numerous participation of Italian Submariners. The first Italian meeting took place in Venice in 1965.

Since then these meetings have taken place every year in rotation, starting in Germany then France and then Italy, with the only exceptions of 1968 and 1996.

After a few years Austria, Great Britain and the United States decided to join. In recent years we have been joined by Russia, Poland, Chile, and the Ukraine. This year We were joined by Israel and Argentina. We are delighted to see our "family" growing.

We all feel real harmony, the brotherhood, and the solidarity that derives from us all being "sailors" and "submariners" and from our common experiences of life at sea, besides, of course, our strengthened friendship which has developed throughout the years.

This atmosphere is very much in tune with the times we are living, an era characterised by an ever growing international flow of cultural, economic, politic. and tourist exchanges between various European and other nations, in search of a more stable integration stability and peace.

The late Commander Schnee at NATO headquarters in Paris during the 5th meeting [1966] uttered words which are indelible in everyone's minds and hearts, words which now seem prophetic: There is someone who wants to build Europe starting from above us submariners will build it from below, the abyss... Without doubt. the "construction" of Europe goes ahead, not lacking problems, in the belief that it should not stop. But us submariners can affirm in all modesty but with pride, that "our" Europe," our" World are already born

James C S Blakely
President ISA Gt.Britain

ISA Congress



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Submarines on Eternal Patrol

 

Spend a moment in silence for these departed shipmates.

Sailor, Rest Your Oars!

 

( This list is open to all boats on Eternal Patrol, If you have a list from your country, please email me at isa@ssn688.com )

 

United States of America

The following is a listing of submarines on Eternal Patrol with their entire crews:

 

USS SHARK (SS-174) 11FEB42 58 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack, Makassar Strait, Celebes Island

 

USS GRUNION (SS-216) 30JUL42 70 LOST
Unknown causes off Kiska Island, Aleutians

 

USS ARGONAUT (SS-166) 10JAN43 105 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack in Java Sea

 

USS AMBERJACK (SS-219) 16FEB43 74 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack in Solomon Sea

 

USS GRAMPUS (SS-207) 5MAR43 71 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack, Solomon Islands

 

USS TRITON (SS-201) 15MAR43 74 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack off New Guinea

 

USS PICKEREL (SS-177) 3APR43 74 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack off Honshu, Japan

 

USS RUNNER (SS-275) JUN43 78 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine between Midway Island and Japan

 

USS POMPANO (SS-181) SEP43 76 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine off Honshu, Japan

 

USS GRAYLING (SS-209) 12SEP43 76 LOST
Unknown causes along approaches to Manila, P.I.

 

USS CISCO (SS-290) 28SEP43 76 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack in Sulu Sea

 

USS DORADO (SS-248) 12OCT43 76 LOST
Air Attack in S.W. Atlantic

 

USS WAHOO (SS-238) 11OCT43 80 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack in La Perouse Strait off Japan

 

USS CORVINA (SS-226) 16NOV43 82 LOST
Japanese Submarine Attack off Truk

 

USS CAPELIN (SS-289) 2DEC43 78 LOST
Unconfirmed Japanese Surface Attack in Celebes Sea

 

USS SCORPION (SS-278) 5JAN44 76 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine in Yellow Sea off China

 

USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 27FEB44 80 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack off Okinawa

 

USS TROUT (SS-202) 29FEB44 81 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack in Philippine Sea

 

USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12MAY44 78 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack in Northern Marianas

 

USS HERRING (SS-233) 1JUN44 84 LOST
Japanese Shore Battery off Matsuwa Island, Kuriles

 

USS S-28 (SS-133) 4JUN44 50 LOST
Foundered off Hawaiian Islands

 

USS GOLET (SS-361) 14JUN44 82 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack off Honshu, Japan

 

USS ROBALO (SS-273) 26JUL44 78 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine off Palawan 4 POWs

 

USS HARDER (SS-257) 24AUG44 79 LOST
Japanese Depth Charge Attack off Luzon, P.I.

 

USS SEAWOLF (SS-197) 30OCT44 99 LOST

 

USS ROWELL off Morotai Island

 

USS ESCOLAR (SS-294) 17OCT44 82 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine in Yellow Sea off China

 

USS SHARK (SS-314) 24OCT44 87 LOST
Japanese Depth Charge Attack off Formosa

 

USS ALBACORE (SS-218) 7NOV44 86 LOST
Possible Japanese Mine between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan

 

USS GROWLER (SS-215) 8NOV44 85 LOST
Possible Japanese Surface Attack in South China Sea

 

USS SCAMP (SS-277) 11NOV44 83 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack in Tokyo Bay area

 

USS SWORDFISH (SS-193) 12JAN45 89 LOST
Possible Japanese Surface Attack or Mine off Okinawa

 

USS BARBEL (SS-316) 4FEB45 81 LOST
Japanese Air Attack off entrance to Palawan Passage

 

USS KETE (SS-369) MAR45 87 LOST
Unknown causes between Okinawa and Midway

 

USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 28MAR45 89 LOST
Japanese Air/Surface Attack in East China Sea

 

USS SNOOK (SS-279) 8APR 45 84 LOST
Unknown causes off Formosa

 

USS LAGARTO (SS-371) 4MAY45 85 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack in Gulf of Siam

 

USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 18JUN45 85 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack off Honshu, Japan

 

USS BULLHEAD (SS-332) 6AUG45 84 LOST
Japanese Air Attack off Bali Coast

 

USS THRESHER (SSN-593) 10APR63 129 LOST
Operational off New England Coast

 

USS SCORPION (SSN-589) 22MAY68 99 LOST
Possible Torpedo Detonation off Azores

 

The following is a listing of boats lost taking portions of their crews on Eternal Patrol:

 

USS F4 (SS-23) 25MAR15 21 LOST
Battery Explosion off Honolulu

 

USS F1 (SS-20) 16DEC17 19 LOST
Rammed off Honolulu

 

USS G2 (SS-27) 30JUL19 3 LOST
Foundered in Long Island Sound

 

USS H1 (SS-28) 12MAR20 4 LOST
Foundered off Santa Margarita Island, CA

 

USS O5 (SS-66) 20OCT23 3 LOST
Rammed in Limon Bay, Canal Zone

 

USS S51 (SS-162) 25SEP25 33 LOST
Rammed off Block Island, Rhode Island

 

USS SQUALUS (SS-192) 23MAY39 26 LOST
Foundered off Portsmouth, New Hampshire (boat salvaged and recommissioned under a new name)

 

USS O9 (SS-70) 20JUN41 33 LOST
Foundered off Isle of Shoals

 

USS SEALION (SS-195) 10DEC41 4 LOST
Japanese Air Attack, Cavite Navy Yard, P.I.

 

USS S26 (SS-131) 24JAN42 46 LOST
Collision in Gulf of Panama

 

USS R12 (SS-89) 12JUN43 42 LOST
Foundered off Key West, Florida

 

USS S44 (SS-155) 7OCT43 55 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack is Sea of Okhotsk

 

USS SCULPHIN (SS-191) 19NOV43 12 LOST
Japanese Surface Attack off Truk 51 POWs

 

USS TULLIBEE (SS-284) 26MAR44 79 LOST
Circular run of own Torpedo off Palau Islands

 

USS FLIER (SS-250) 13AUG44 78 LOST
Japanese Mine in Balabac Strait

 

USS TANG (SS-306) 24OCT44 78 LOST
Circular run of own Torpedo in Formosa Strait

 

USS COCHINO (SS-345) 26AUG49 1 LOST
Battery Explosion off Norway

The following boats have crewmembers on Eternal Patrol as a result of incidents which did not result in the direct loss of the boat:

 

USS S49 (SS-160) 40APR26 4 LOST
Battery Explosion, SubBase New London, Boat survived

 

USS S4 (SS-109) 17DEC27 40 LOST
Rammed off Provincetown, Massachusetts, Boat salvaged

 

USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) 10DEC41 1 LOST
Japanese Air Attack, Cavite Navy Yard, P.I., Boat survived

 

USS BASS (SS-164) 1942 25 LOST
Flooding off Panama Canal, Boat survived

 

USS PERCH (SS-176) 3MAR42 6 POWs
Scuttled after Japanese Depth Charge Attack

 

USS GRENADIER (SS-210) 22APR43 4 POWs
Scuttled after Japanese Air Attack, Malay Peninsula

 

USS GROWLER (SS-215) ????? 1 LOST
Surface action with Japanese vessel

 

USS TUSK (SS-426) 26AUG49 6 LOST
Assisting USS COCHINO off Norway, Boat survived

 

USS BONEFISH (SS-582) 24APR88 3 LOST
Fire and Explosion off Florida, Boat decommissioned

 

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