Muskegon's U.S.S. Silversides played key role in World War II

Aug 15, 2013

Today marks 68 years since the official Japanese surrender to the U.S. and the ending of World War II.

The submarine U.S.S. Silversides played an important role in the epic struggle in the Pacific.  From 1941 to 1945, the Silversides inflicted heavy losses on Japanese shipping.  The sub sank the third most tonnage of any submarine in the U.S. Navy.

The U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum  - and the sub itself – are now located in Muskegon, Michigan.

WKAR’s Peter Whorf joined Silversides docent Garry McKeen for a tour of the boat.

The U.S.S. Silversides saw a lot of combat in the Pacific during World War II. She's now permanently docked in Muskegon.
Credit Peter Whorf / WKAR