Dedicated in April 2000 to coincide with
the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Submarine Fleet, the
proudly named “Deterrent Park" offers a place for
learning, quiet contemplation and a natural location for
honoring our shipmates on distinguished occasions.
The park is located on Naval Submarine
Base Kitsap, Bangor, centrally located near Submarine
Group NINE headquarters, TRIDENT Training Facility and
the Off-Crew Administration Building.
The Centerpiece of the park is a full
scale replica of an FBM submarine topside with the USS
WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624) sail and upper rudder.
Additional features include the Forty-One For Freedom
Memorial, describing Submarine Force history, and a
The park is used frequently for
Retirements and other Official Ceremonies by local Naval
Commands. You can continue it's operational
availability by donating a memorial brick. Your 4.5
x 9", "submarine black", brick with engraved message
will be used to form the submarine's missile deck.
Typical messages can be name, rate/rank,
dates served, date qualified, or boats served on, in
memory (Deceased Shipmates), or any other message that
meets the decorum of the site. You will receive a
certificate verifying the message to be engraved and a
chart showing approximate location of your brick.
The donation for each brick is $40.00, which includes
all engraving, administration, and installation costs.
You may donate as many bricks as you wish. Once donated,
bricks become park property.
Naval Base Kitsap is responsible for the
maintenance of the park and keeps the submarine replica
and surrounding grounds in top ceremonial condition.
The submarine veterans of the USSVI
Bremerton Base are responsible for administration of
brick applications, processing donations, arranging
engraving and installation and providing follow-on
information such as brick locations, etc.
It is fitting that we continue “To perpetuate the memory
of our shipmates who have served and, in particular, to
those who gave their lives in the pursuit of their
duties while serving their country.”
In 2012, USSVI Bremerton Base
donated the WWII Submariners Medal of Honor section to
the missile deck as show above. Also in the past
year, two sponsors (Roth & Clinefelter) have made
donations that honor family members. This is a
thought you should consider before donating. The
engraved bricks cannot be moved after installation.
How to get on-board!
engraved brick application form. Complete. Send it by snail
mail with your donation to the address shown on form .