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Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S.S. Raton (SS 270)

 
 
U.S.S. Raton (SS 270) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Raton (SS 270) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 29 May 1942
Launched 24 January 1943
Commissioned 13 July 1943

On 16 October 1943 the U.S.S. Raton departed Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank 3 vessels totalling 18,801 tons during this patrol. The Raton was credited with sinking 13 vessels totalling 44,178 tons and damaging 51,500 tons of shipping during her 7 patrols. Her crew also captured 20 Japanese sailors. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 6 Battle Stars, and 2 Navy Unit Commendations during these patrols. After World War II the Raton served on active duty with the Pacific Fleet, and was stricken from the Naval Register in 1969.

Raton Commissioning Crew
[Not transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Click for map. Marker is part of The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk, adjacent to the submarine USS Cobia, at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
U.S.S. Raton (SS 270) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Raton (SS 270) Crew
of this marker. U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Puffer (SS 268) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Robalo (SS 273) (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Raton (SS 270). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Raton (SS-270) (SSR-270) (AGSS-270). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS <i>Cobia</i> image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS Cobia
The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk
In honor of the men and women
of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company
who constructed the 28 freshwater
submarines during World War II.
The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 16, 2016.
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