About Us

About Us

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

The mission of the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association is to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the American Submarine Force sailors who gave their lives in the line of duty in war and in peace, especially Submariners who called Tennessee their home.

The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association’s purpose is to educate members of the community about the sacrifice of American submariners of the United States Navy who have been lost during wartime and peacetime and to highlight the service of the American men and women of the United States Submarine Force.

The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association will fulfill its mission of perpetuating the memory of U.S. Submariners through the building of memorials and other suitable projects and through educational programs and media.

Our Story

In 2019 members of the Volunteer Chapter of U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc (USSVI) launched an independent non profit association to raise funds to erect memorials to commemorate the service of fellow Submariners who were lost in the line of duty. To facilitate this goal they developed this TennSub.org Web site and social media to educate the community about the history of the U.S. Submarine Force and the men and women who served in it to vanquish its enemies and to preserve the peace.

TSMA Board of Directors

  • Mike AndersonChairman, Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association Board
  • Patrick RyanPresident, Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association
  • Stan TennysonSecretary, Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association
  • Keith CarlawTreasurer, Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association
  • J. Vinny McCrumMember, Board of Directors

Association Documents

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The mission of the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association is to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the American Submarine Force sailors who gave their lives in the line of duty in war and in peace, especially Submariners who called Tennessee their home.

The TSMA is a tax exempt charity registered with the IRS (501c3) and the State of Tennessee. Gifts to the TSMA are tax deductible to the full extent of the current IRS regulations.

Contact: TennSub@gmail.com