Interested in joining the USS Cod crew? Everyone is welcome to join the diverse crew that maintains, restores, and brings to life this amazing National Historic Landmark submarine. To find out how, contact: Paul Farace
Please address all correspondence to USS COD Submarine Memorial to the following business address:
5274 Townsend Rd.
Richfield, OH 44286
Please do not use any other address including the 1089 E 9th St., or North Marginal Rd. addresses! They no longer exist and are not recognized by the USPS.
The USS COD Submarine Memorial is a National Historic Landmark and is docked in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cod is pictured in her last drydocking in Lorain, Ohio in 1963.
PLEASE NOTE: USS Cod is undergoing a hull maintenance drydocking from June 13 to approximately August 1. Unfortunately she will not be available for tours during this time. When COD returns to Cleveland, we will resume our normal hours of operation: self-guided tours from 10 am to 5 pm every day of the week until Sept 30 and Saturdays only until Dec 18. Thank you for your understanding.
The drydocking project is funded in part by a Save America's Treasures grant from the US Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. The majority of the funds are provided by patriotic citizens, businesses and veterans groups.
Please contact us prior to making any tour plans at email@example.com or 330-659-0270. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but this precious National Treasure hasn't been in for repairs since 1963! Our top priority is to keep Cod shipshape for years to come.
School field trips to COD have been very popular and are encouraged as an educational and entertaining experience for area youngsters. Free parking and discounts from the already nominal admission fees are provided. All phone inquiries please call 330-659-0270, or use the e-mail address below to make arrangements for field trips. During our off-season our telephone is not answered, so please use e-mail to contact us.
Our admission prices are: $12 for adults, $10 seniors and veterans, $7 youths (grades K-12). Preschoolers and active duty in military uniform are admitted for free.
Come aboard and travel back in time to a place where survival depended upon silence, deep water, and well aimed torpedoes. USS Cod is where Cleveland honors its veterans!
COD is docked in Cleveland's North Coast Harbor, on North Marginal Rd., between E. 9th St., and Burke Lakefront Airport, about 1,000 feet east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Use the East 9th St. exits of Interstates 71, 77, and the Memorial Shoreway. Look for USS COD signs to direct you to our site.
A Schematic Diagram of Cod's Torpedo Data Computer
has been added to the TDC Restoration page. Click here to see what makes this mechanical marvel "tick".
If you you do not have the free QuickTime player it is available from Apple.
USS COD Documentary
Our friends at World of Warships, Naval Legends have produced a fantastic two-part documentary
on the USS Cod. It's a great overall look at Cod and her role in WWII submarine combat. Enjoy!
We recently acquired two GM Cleveland Model 248 engines
that had originally been used aboard another WW-II submarine, USS Stingray SS-186. The two engines will
be used for parts for the restoration of Cod's engines. These very large V-16,
1,600 HP diesel engines were originally built right here in Cleveland, Ohio -- the
last in 1943. Each engine, with its attached DC electrical generator, weighs about 43,000 pounds (21,000 kG). Here
is a photo showing one of these engines loaded aboard a transporter.
Note: The United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. has established a local chapter called Cod Base, USSVI. We are proud to support them in their mission, but the two groups are separate and independent organizations.