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 USS Corvina Monument

USS Corvina Monument

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Death 16 Nov 1943 (aged 3 months)
Burial Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA
Memorial ID 62818901 · View Source
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This monument is found in the high sierra desert of northern Nevada for a submarine and all submarines lost past, present and future.
The USS Corvina (SS-226), a Gato-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the corvina, any of various important food fishes of the Atlantic coast.
Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut on 21 September 1942. She was launched on 9 May 1943 and commissioned on 6 August 1943 with Commander Roderick S. Rooney in command.
She left New London, Connecticut, on 18 September 1943, Corvina arrived at Pearl Harbor on 14 October 1943. She put out from Pearl Harbor on her maiden war patrol on 4 November 1943, took on additional fuel at Johnston Island two days later, and was never heard from again.
Her assignment had been to patrol as closely as possible to the heavily-guarded Japanese stronghold of Truk and to intercept any Japanese sorties endangering the forthcoming American invasion of the Gilbert Islands.
Japanese records report that Japanese submarine I-176 launched three torpedoes at an enemy submarine south of Truk 16 November 1943, claiming two hits which resulted in the explosion of the target. If this was Corvina, she was the only American submarine to be sunk by a Japanese submarine in the entire war. Her loss with her crew of 82 was announced 14 March 1944.


  • Created by: Joe Gibbens
  • Added: 11 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62818901
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for USS Corvina Monument (6 Aug 1943–16 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62818901, citing Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Joe Gibbens (contributor 48740479) .