Located in the heart of Patriots Point, the Cold War Submarine Memorial is an enduring tribute to the dedicated men who served in our naval submarines during the Cold War from 1947-1989.
The Cold War memorial is designed to give overall size and shape of the sub, and incorporates the actual sail and rudder of the USS LEWIS AND CLARK SSBN 644. Additionally, the memorial gives thanks to the men and women, both civilian and military, who provided outstanding support assuring the remarkable success of each mission.
The Memorial has seven educational stations located at intervals along the plaza surrounding the full-sized replica of a Benjamin Franklin Class Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine.
Cold War Memorial Stations
- The citizens of South Carolina and the Lowcountry - and their role in support of submarines during the Cold War.
- Submarine families and children who remained behind and managed alone during long absences of their husbands, fathers and sons while at sea on patrol during the Cold War.
- The Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines and the dedicated and gallant men who served in them during the Cold War.
- To the dedicated men and women, both military and civilian, who manned the submarine support infrastructure that allowed our submarines to sail with confidence, fully ready every time.
- The Attack Submarines and the dedicated and daring men who served in them during the Cold War.
- The officers and men of the Submarine Force who served during the Cold War and has given their lives for their country.
- The officers and men of the British Royal Navy Submarine Service - reliable friends and loyal comrades always - who were standing against a common threat throughout the Cold War.