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USS Cod commemoration of the O-19 crew rescue

  • 13 Jul 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cleveland's Northcoast Harbor (E 9 Str / Burke Airport)


The crew of the U.S.S. COD Submarine Memorial invites the Dutch Community in Ohio to attend on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. as we commemorate the rescue of the crew of the Dutch submarine O-19 by U.S.S. COD in July 1945.

The program and reenactment aboard U.S.S. COD will be followed by refreshments served on the beach.


The submarine U.S.S. COD is docked on North Marginal Road, between E. 9th Str. and Burke Lakefront Airport, on Cleveland’s Northcoast Harbor.

For questions about U.S.S. COD visit or email


The U.S.S. COD performed the only international sub-to-sub rescue in history when she saved the crew of the Dutch submarine O-19, after it had run aground deep in enemy controlled waters in July 1945. 153 American and Dutch submariners lived together on the COD for several days travelling to safety. COD became an adopted member of the Dutch Onderzeedienst to symbolize a unique rescue and friendship between submariners of two navies.


For a complete history of the O-19 visit


Members and friends of all Dutch clubs and organizations in Ohio are welcome to attend.


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