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

U.S.S. Rock (SS 274)

 
 
U.S.S. Rock (SS 274) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Rock (SS 274) Marker
Inscription.  

Keel Laid 23 December 1942
Launched 20 June 1943
Commissioned 26 October 1943

On 8 February 1944 the U.S.S. Rock departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Rock was credited with sinking 1 vessel and damaging 42,282 tons of shipping during her 6 patrols. She was decommissioned on 1 May 1946. In 1951 the Rock was converted to a Migrain III type radar picket submarine. On 12 October 1953 she was recommissioned, and on 23 July 1954 she departed San Diego to begin the first of 4 tours in the western Pacific. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1969.

Robalo Commissioning Crew
[Not transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is February 8, 1944.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is part of The
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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. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Rock (SS 274). (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rock (SS-274) (SSR-274) (AGSS-274). (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
U.S.S. Rock (SS 274) Crew image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Rock (SS 274) Crew
Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS <i>Cobia</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS Cobia
The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 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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