USS Snook (SS 279) Operating near shore, cira 1943
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC
USNH Photo # NH93280
Before her loss, Snook was responsible for sinking as many as 22 Japanese vessels, totaling 123,600 tons. She damaged another 10 Japanese vessels for 63,200 tons.
52 American submarines were lost during WWII. After the war, each state was assigned a submarine for commemorative and memorial purposes (California and New York were each assigned two submarines).
USS Snook is Arkansas' adopted submarine.