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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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N,
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
87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. 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. 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 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.)
 
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 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 18 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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