USS Cod Submarine

Admission to the USS Cod submarine in Cleveland is approx. $15/person (less for students and seniors).

  • Open: Daily from May to November from 10am – 5pm
  • Location: (Map It) 1201 North Marginal Rd. in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-832-9722
  • Web: click here

The USS Cod submarine in Cleveland:  Operating from Australian ports during World War II, Cod is a World War II-era GATO class fleet submarine. The 312-foot, 1,525–ton submarine was launched on March 21, 1943, and was commissioned on June 21, 1943.  Her five diesel engines were built in Cleveland, Ohio.  Cod received a battle star for each of her seven war patrols, sank more than 12 enemy vessels, totaling more than 37,000 tons, and damaged another 36,000 tons of enemy shipping, including the Japanese destroyer Karukaya.  On Cod’s seventh and final war patrol, she was honored for performing the only international submarine-to-submarine rescue in history. In the South China Sea, she aided the Dutch Submarine O-19, which had grounded on the coral reef outcropping.  After rescuing the 56 Dutch sailors, the two captains decided there was no hope of freeing the sub. The Cod destroyed it, and the rescued sailors were delivered to the recently liberated Subic Bay naval base. The Cod is now docked in Lake Erie in Cleveland and is maintained and operated as a memorial to those submarine sailors who have lost their lives during the United States history.  Because of her unique status as the very last unmodified U.S. submarine from the WWII era, she has been named a National Historic Landmark.

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