|On Eternal Patrol - Wahoo
La Perouse Strait, July 8, 2007
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. Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, Commander, Submarine Group 7, CTF 74, and CTF54, conducted the ceremony aboard USS Frank Cable (AS-40), a submarine tender homeported in Guam.
Accompanying Frank Cable was a Russian LST, on a similar memorial mission for the former Soviet submarine L-19, which was also lost in the La Perouse Strait.
Photos and video of this ceremony are planned to be a part of the main Wahoo Memorial Ceremony at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Thursday, October 11, 2007.
U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Stefanie Broughton.
The United States Navy and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park provided family members with the opportunity to make remembrances of loved ones lost on USS Wahoo. As part of the Navy’s ceremony in the La Perouse Strait, the Navy placed a large, coin-shaped container of remembrances in the water at the final resting place of USS Wahoo (SS-238).
We had collected and forwarded all materials received by June 18, 2007 to the U.S. Seventh Fleet for the at-sea ceremony.
The photo on the right shows CAPT Tom Logue, nephew of Wahoo crew member Robert Logue, with the packet of remembrances.
Below is a photo of RDML John Christenson, also a nephew of Robert Logue, with the Wahoo Remembrance container.
Sailors from the Frank Cable placed the remembrances into the Wahoo Ceremonial Coin.
The Coin was later ceremoniously dropped into the water at the site of Wahoo's final resting place in the La Perouse Strait. (The three photos above courtesy of CAPT Thomas A. Logue.)
U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Stefanie Broughton
Please see these following external websites for more information on the Ceremony-at-Sea:
Wreath Laying Ceremony in Honor of USS Wahoo - July 16, 2007 article by USS Frank Cable Public Affairs, posted on MarineLink.com.
USS Wahoo Remembered - July 10, 2007 Navy News short video report on the Ceremony-at-Sea
Frank Cable Hosts Wreath Laying Ceremony for USS WAHOO and L-19 - July 9, 2007 article on COMSUBPAC website.
Two U.S. warships make port call in Vladivostok - July 1, 2007 article that mentions the ceremony-at-sea.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the memorial ceremony at
Charles R. Hinman