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DRUM, USS (Submarine)

Mobile, Alabama
County of Mobile.
Battleship Parkway
National Register Number: 86000086
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - naval facility.
Congressional District: AL-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Part of War Memorial Display; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-drum.htm.
Web Site: www.maritime.org/hnsa-drum.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 14, 1986):
The first of the GATO class of submarines to be completed before World War II, DRUM (1942) represents the standard design for American fleet submarines at the beginning of the war. They proved to be fast, strong, well-armed, and suited to the long patrols necessary for fighting in the Pacific, and they bore the brunt of the fighting against the Japanese. She sank 15 Japanese ships and earned 12 battle stars for her service.


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