MARQUETTE SUBMARINER MEMORIAL
Note: In the near future, two 20mm guns will be permanently
installed fore and aft on the top of the Memorial; a 4-foot wrought iron
fence will surround it; and, finally, a Mark XIV torpedo from the Silversides
Museum in Muskegon will be placed in front of the Memorial.
WORLD WAR II "SILENT SERVICE" MEMORIAL
This monument representing a WW II submarine is dedicated to
Captain David H. McClintock USN, Marquette; to Captain B. Dulaney Claggett
USN, Bethesda, MD; and to the officers and men of submarines Darter and
Dace. Their contact reports and torpedoes changed the course of the
largest naval engagement in history -- the Battle for Leyte Gulf, Phillippines,
Oct. 23-26, 1944 -- which led to the end of the Japanese navy as an offensive
force. This is also dedicated to all American submariners, especially
the more than 3600 who gave their lives to help preserve the freedoms we
all enjoy today. Dedicated May 27, 2000.
(Photos Courtesy of John Mansfield, RM2(SS), Menhaden, 1963-65)
CONSTRUCTION OF THE USS DARTER/DACE FAIRWATER/CONNING TOWER
Early construction of the Gato-class submarine fairwater/conning
tower at Northern Michigan University College of Technology and Applied
Science. Left to right: William Ennett, designer; Carl Peterson, welding
instructor; Captain David H. McClintock; and two of the many students who
learned while building the conning tower. The first deck is in the background.
On Saturday, April 29th, 2000, volunteers are assembling the
four parts of the conning tower on the bluff overlooking Lake Superior.
Frank Donckers, of the McClintock/Darter-Dace Recognition Committee,
guides the last of four pieces into place for the fairwater/conning tower
Marquette High School student Scott Goedert, 18, left, and Negaunee
High School student Ryan Joki, 19, check out the Darter/Dace conning tower
replica that they helped build in welding class. Twenty-six students in
Carl Peterson's vocational welding class at Northern Michigan University
visited the assembled structure on Tuesday, May 2nd, to see what the structure
was like in one piece. The students from Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee
and Superior Central High Schools, with the assistance of retired Cleveland
Cliffs, Inc., fabrication engineering specialist Bill Ennett, built the
structure over the past academic year with plans from the U.S. Department
(Copyrighted Photos Courtesy of The Mining Journal newspaper,
Marquette, MI; Journal Photos by Brian Halbrook)
Volunteers from the McClintock Recognition Committee laying
sod for the Memorial in early May.
(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Charles Wright, Co-Chairman of the McClintock