|On Eternal Patrol - Photos
of USS Perch Wreck Site
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Notice: On this page are photos of the sunken submarine, USS Perch (SS-176). The U.S. Navy has not yet verified the identity of the vessel
All photos are copyrighted 2006, and are shown here courtesy of Kevin Denlay, December 2006
If you are a
crew member, or a relative or a friend of any man who served on this boat, please
Shown on this page are seven photos (Photo 11 - Photo 17) of the wreck of USS Perch (SS-176). They are image captures (with the exception of Photo 13, a still photo also taken by Kevin Denlay) from a video recording taken in November of 2006, by Kevin Denlay. To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with accepted International Law, the vessel has not been disturbed.
During all dives, the photographers abide entirely by the regulations as
stipulated by the
The photo above was taken by Kevin Denlay as a still, and not an image capture from video.
of the dive team were Vidar Skoglie, Dieter Kops, Mike Gadd,
Craig Challen, and Kevin Denlay.
Mr. Denlay said of the dive, "Disappointingly, as we have found on many of the other Java Sea wrecks we have discovered over the years, visibility on the bottom, below the thermocline, is often very poor, and Perch is no exception. On the few dives we did on Perch visibility varied from between five and fifteen feet effective on the wreck, that is, making out any detail beyond this was impossible. It was also quite dark, although the low light capability of the video camera 'enhances' the light levels so the images don't look as dark as what it really was to the eye."
Continue on to page 4 of the photographs.
If you are a relative or a friend of any man lost on this boat, please contact us.
External Links - Online Articles
Sunken WWII sub found by accident near Java, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, January 21, 2007
Arkansas man recalls sinking of WWII sub, WMC-TV, Memphis
Memories Surface With Sub's Discovery, theday.com, February 5, 2007
"On Eternal Patrol," through USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, is honored to be associated with Mr. Kevin Denlay.