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

U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371)

 
 
U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Marker
Inscription.  

Keel Laid 11 January 1944
Launched 28 May 1944
Commissioned 14 October 1944

On 24 January 1945 the U.S.S. Lagarto departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. During this patrol she sank 2 vessels totalling 1,845 tons. One of these vessels was a Japanese submarine. The Largarto's second and final patrol began on 12 April 1945 when she departed Subic Bay, Philippines, for the South China Sea. On 4 May 1945 no further contact was made with the Lagarto and she was presumed lost. It is believed that she was sunk by enemy mine-layers on 4 May 1945. Eighty-six brave submariners perished on the Largarto. Fifty-two American submarines were lost during World War II. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II have assigned one of these lost submarines to each state. (Two were assigned to both California and New York.) The U.S.S. Lagarto was designated the Wisconsin state boat.

Lagarto Commissioning Crew
[Not transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Topics and series. This memorial
U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Crew
is listed in these topic lists: DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 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 Lagarto (SS 371).
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
(Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lagarto (SS-371). (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USS Lagarto (SS-371) - On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 186 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 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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