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

U.S.S. Golet (SS 361)

 
 
U.S.S. Golet (SS 361) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Golet (SS 361) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 27 January 1943
Launched 1 August 1943
Commissioned 30 November 1943

On 18 March 1944 the U.S.S. Golet departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. A severe combination of fog, rain, and ice prohibited her from sinking any vessels during this patrol. The Golet began her second patrol on 28 May 1944. A door of silence closed behind her and the Golet was never heard from again. She was presumed lost on 26 July 1944. She was the probable victim of an anti-submarine attack on 14 June 1944 off the Japanese island of Honshu. Eighty-two brave submariners perished on the Golet.

Fifty-two American submarines were lost during World War II. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II have assigned one of these lost submarines to each state. (Two were assigned to both California and New York.) The U.S.S. Golet was designated the Louisiana state boat.

Golet Commissioning Crew
[Not transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin
U.S.S. Golet (SS 361) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Golet (SS 361) Crew
, 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 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. Raton (SS 270) (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). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Golet (SS 361). (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Golet (SS-361). (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USS Golet (SS 361) - On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, 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 105 times since then and 20 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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