July 9, 2016 – USS COD / O19 Commemoration Day

Please join us in celebrating the 71st Anniversary of the rescue of the crew of the Dutch submarine O19 by the American submarine USS COD and her crew on July 8, 1945.

The event will take place on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the USS COD Submarine Memorial, which is on North Marginal Road, between E. 9th St. and Burke Lakefront Airport, on Cleveland’s North-coast Harbor.

USS COD - SS224 approaching the O19The only international sub-to-sub rescue in history is commemorated every year aboard the USS COD with a reenactment of the transfer of the Dutch flag aboard the US sub, and a celebration of the enduring friendship between two submarine crews and two great nations. A reception with light refreshments follows the ceremony on USS COD grounds.