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

U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362)

 
 
U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 3 March 1943
Launched 29 August 1943
Commissioned 23 December 1943

On 6 April 1944 the U.S.S. Guavina departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol off the Bonin Islands. By the end of the war the Guavina completed 6 patrols and was credited with sinking 6 vessels totalling 24,361 tons. She also rescued 17 American airmen during these patrols. The Guavina earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 5 Battle Stars during her 6 patrols. In January 1947 the Guavina was decommissioned and put in reserve. In 1960 she was transferred to the U.S. Naval Reserve and used as a training ship. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1967.

Guavina 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
U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362) Crew
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 Guavina (SS 362). (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Guavina (SS-362) (SSO-362) (AGSS-362) (AOSS-362). (Submitted on October 13, 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 97 times since then. 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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