Memorial service planned Sunday on USS Requin
The Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh’s North Side will host a submarine memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. May 28 aboard the USS Requin, moored along the Ohio River.
Veterans of USS VI Requin Base will host the service aboard the Cold War-era submarine. Bells will toll once in memory of each submarine on “eternal patrol.” Flower petals will be cast on the water.
The Marine Color Guard from Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and the VFW Post 9199 Honor Guard will perform a 21-gun salute.
Following the service, visitors are invited to tour the Requin. The event is free and open to the public. No admission will be charged to board and tour the submarine.
USS Requin was inducted into the Submarine Hall of Fame on May 21, 2017.
The Hall of Fame recognizes post-WWII submarines that made significant contributions to submarine tactics and technology, and WWII submarines for their wartime service.
Requin was nominated for her use as the first Radar Picket submarine and service protecting the East Coast during the Cold War.
Details: 412-237-3400 or carnegiesciencecenter.org
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, email@example.com or via Twitter .