Arizona Silent Service Memorial |  honoring those who served

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ASSM Is now on Facebook!

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Hear the KDMT Radio 1690 Radio Host Eric Reamer 9 October 2017 interview at the Business Expo of ASSM Chairperson, Tim Moore by clicking here.

Hear the KFNX Radio 1100 AM Radio Host Mike "Shoe Shine" Gebhart's interview of ASSM Chairperson, Dan Moss by clicking here.


Memorial Paver Special

$50.00 Off on all Paver Purchases

Now Available!

4"x 8" now $100 word

4" x 8" now $100 pdf

8"x 8" now $200 word

8" x 8" now $200 pdf

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Sponsorships Available

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ASSM Brick Pavers are now available!

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A new ASSM Presentation is now Available

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Welcome to the new ASSM Committee Members

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Welcome to the Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) Foundation

     The Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) will be erected in Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza located in the “front yard” of the Arizona State Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ.

     The ASSM will be a Memorial to honor the "silent service" of Navy submarine veterans. It was begun by a small group of Arizona submarine veterans and the design team of Renee Palmer-Jones (Designer), Jim Martin (Engineer), and Steve Rusch (Draftsman/Model Maker).  State Senator Al Melvin presented Senate Bill 1401 to the legislature, it passed and was signed into law on April 24, 2014.

     The ASSM will stand 14 feet long, 6 feet wide and 11 feet high.  It will carry the plaques of the Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Navy, submarine dolphins (gold representing officers and silver representing the enlisted) and dedication. Memorial Pavers commemorating submarine veterans service will be placed around the Memorial.  For more information about the submarine veteran engraved brick pavers, click here. Fund raising efforts are underway and the ASSM Committee welcomes any assistance you may give, monetary or in-kind building.  The project must be completely funded prior to beginning construction. Community support for this project is greatly appreciated.   We invite you to visit the website for updates. If you would like to be added to our email listing which will provide periodic information about the progress of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial, we will be happy to add you to our website mailing list. Please click here.


Tim Moore, Chairman

Arizona Silent Service Memorial

Phone: 602-574-3286



Lost Boat


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Postwar records compiled after the end of World War II, indicate that Japan lost 686 warships of 500 gross tons or larger and 2,346 merchantmen for a total of 10.5 million gross tons of shipping to submarines during 1600 war patrols.  Submarines represented only 1.6% of naval manpower in the Pacific and these submarines were responsible for more than half of the enemy tonnage sunk. 


American causalities included 52 submarines lost taking the lives of 374 officers and 3,131 enlisted men.  The submarine force lost 25% of those who served which represented the highest percentage of fatalities of any U.S. military force in WWII.  Our WWII submarine veterans paid a high price for our freedom…we shall never forget their sacrifice.


A Lost Boats Memorial Wall behind the ASSM monument is planned that will feature engraved blocks for all Lost Boats.  Lost Boat Sponsors will receive an engraved 8” x 8” Memorial Paver installed in the "footprint" at the base of the Memorial Wall. You will also be recognized on a Lost Boat Memorial Plaque to be installed at the memorial site.

Click here to see the complete list of Lost Boat Sponsors.


Progress to date!



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This fund raiser has ended! Click the flag to see who the winners are of the beautiful scale model submarine replicas. 


Website developed and maintained by Ray Olszewski USS TUNNY (SSG-282) 1958-1962 Boat Yeoman YN1(SS) and IS1(SS) USSVI Life Member