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

U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366)

 
 
U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Marker
Inscription.  

Keel Laid 7 August 1943
Launched 9 January 1944
Commissioned 17 May 1944

On 23 August 1944 the U.S.S. Hawkbill left Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. She sank a destroyer during her second patrol, and on her third patrol sank 2 submarine chasers and a cargo vessel. The Hawkbill completed 5 patrols during which she was credited with sinking 5 vessels totalling 7,856 tons. She earned the [Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the] Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. On 21 April 1953 the Hawkbill was transferred to the Netherlands where she served under the name, Zeeleuw.

Hawkbill 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 January 9, 1944.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc
U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Crew image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Crew
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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 Hawkbill (SS 366). (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hawkbill (SS-366). (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 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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Oct. 7, 2022