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

U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364)

 
 
U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 5 May 1943
Launched 24 October 1943
Commissioned 1 March 1944

On 6 June 1944 the U.S.S. Hammerhead departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Hammerhead sank 5 vessels totalling 25,178 tons during her second patrol. By the end of the war she completed 7 patrols and was credited with sinking 11 vessels totalling 35,635 tons. The Hammerhead earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 7 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. In January 1947 she was decommissioned and put in reserve. On 23 October 1954 the Hammerhead was transferred to Turkey where she served under the name, Cerbe.

Hammerhead 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
U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364) Crew
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 Hammerhead (SS 364). (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hammerhead (SS-364). (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 82 times since then and 6 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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