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

U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267)

 
 
U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) Marker
Inscription.  

Keel Laid 26 November 1941
Launched 15 August 1942
Commissioned 17 March 1943

On 10 July 1943 the U.S.S. Pompon left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank a 5,871 ton transport during this patrol. On her sixth and most successful patrol the Pompon sank 2 vessels, including a 2,718 ton transport. She completed 9 patrols during which she was credited with sinking 3 vessels totalling 13,470 tons. The Pompon earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 4 Battle Stars during her 9 patrols. In 1960 she was stricken from the Naval Register.

Pompon Commissioning Crew
[Names Not Transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1943.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County
U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) Crew
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. Marker is part of The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk, adjacent to the submarine USS Cobia, at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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. 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); U.S.S. Robalo (SS 273) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Pompon (SS 267). (Submitted on October 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pompon (SS-267) (SSR-267). (Submitted on October 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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 was last revised on October 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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