created June 2018
updated 29 June 2018


34 men lost at Pearl Harbor

168 men lost at Kula Gulf

Survivors who have left us

We honor those men of the CL-50 still with us

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Final Resting Place

Kula Gulf Memorial Ceremony USS Helena SSN 725

Final Roster at USS Helena Organization web site
Includes Officer and Enlisted Men lost and survivors


Eternal Father


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Men of the CL-50

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Navy tradition throughout the ages and regions respect sunken ships as grave markers in the sea, and wish them to be left quietly as they are.
Quote from Okinawa Stripes
10 April 2016

The Helena's final resting place at the bottom of New Georgia Sound,
Solomon Islands
Photo by Paul Allen R/V Petrel


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2003 Kula Gulf Memorial Ceremony
This page from the 2003 SSN-725 Cruise Book
provided by Tim Weise
The Ceremony was conducted at the approximate location where the Helena was lost


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