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

U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363)

 
 
U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 7 April 1943
Launched 26 September 1943
Commissioned 26 January 1944

On 7 May 1944 the U.S.S. Guitarro departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Guitarro sank 2 vessels during her first patrol and 4 during her second. She was credited with sinking 8 vessels totalling 23,132 tons during her 5 patrols. The Guitarro earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 4 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. She arrived in the United States on 18 June 1945 for overhaul and on 6 December 1945 was decommissioned and put in reserve. On 7 August 1954 Guitarro was transferred to Turkey where she served under the name, Preveze.

Guitarro 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
U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Crew
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 Guitarro (SS 363). (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Guitarro (SS-363). (Submitted on October 15, 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 91 times since then and 16 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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