To book special group tours: For group tours/rates of 10 or more, please contact codkeeper@yahoo.com to book tours (guide may be available).
All other Cod topics: pfarace@att.net
Voice: To contact Cod's ticket booth, please call 440-832-9722

Group and School Information

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.



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USS COD SS-224 World War II Fleet Submarine

The USS COD Submarine Memorial is a National Historic Landmark and is docked in Cleveland, Ohio.

Thank you for a fantasic 2021!!!

The men and women of the USS Cod want to thank everyone who helped make the past year an exciting and highly successful one for our memorial to honor American's veterans! From our first drydocking in 58 years to our special events and programs, we thank everyone who donated time or money and those who toured our submarine! We hope you will join us in the coming year as we continue this wonderful preservation project and memorial to our veterans.

Personal tours can be arranged off season by sending an email request to pfarace@att.net Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and veterans, and $7 for students K-12. Limited free parking is available for the duration of your visit aboard.



USS Cod will have a booth at the 2022 Great Big Home & Garden Show Feb 4-13 at the Cleveland IX Center! Enjoy the first taste of spring and a bit of WWII submarine history at the IX center.


USS Cod will open Saturdays only on April 16, 10am to 5 pm.

USS Cod will open for daily tours on April 30, 10am to 5 pm.


Monday, May 30, Memorial Day- commemoration aboard Cod. Various events beginning at 8 am.


Saturday, July 9, Dutch Submarine O-19 Rescue Commemoration Event 2 pm.

View the USS Cod's Cold War Crew

Come fly over USS Cod at her North Coast Harbor dock in this incredible video created by Cod Crewman Jon Bradrick on Monday, Sep. 11, 2017.

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. To contact Cod's ticket booth, pleas call 440-832-9722, 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.

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!

Other News

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.

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Cod's Mark IV Torpedo Data Computer has been restored to full operation. Click here to see a few photos of this amazing mechanical computer.

Dive Deeper:

  • Take a Virtual Tour of The USS COD
  • Want to visit the USS COD? -- Location and Hours of Operation
  • Aerial View of COD's Mooring Site
  • About The USS COD
  • Torpedoes coming aboard!
  • COD's Commissioning Crew
  • COD's WW-II Combat Statistics
  • WW-II Sailing List
  • Submarine Systems and Procedures

    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.

    Help Support The USS COD Submarine Memorial!

    As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit we accept donations to further the restoration and maintenance of this National Historic Landmark submarine.You can make a check payable to USS COD Submarine Memorial and send it to us at our business address: 5274 Townsend Rd., Richfield, Ohio 44286. We will reply with a thank you letter that will acknowledge your donation for tax purposes.

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