Sunday, January 01, 2006

Submarine memorial set at Marquette museum

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woodtv.com
August 22, 2005

MARQUETTE, Mich. - The final piece of a memorial for two World War Two submarines is in place at the Marquette Maritime Museum.

Two plaques were dedicated yesterday honoring the roles played by the Navy submarines the U-S-S Darter and U-S-S Dace during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.

The Darter fired torpedoes that sank one Japanese ship and set another afire in the South Pacific battle.

And the Dace sank a Japanese cruiser and rescued the Darter's crew when their sub ran aground on a shoal.

The Darter's commander, David McClintock, was a Marquette native.


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