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

U.S.S. Peto (SS 265)

 
 
U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 18 June 1941
Launched 30 April 1942
Commissioned 21 November 1942

The U.S.S. Peto was the first submarine built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. On 2 April 1943 she left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. By the end of the war Peto had completed 10 patrols and was credited with sinking 7 ships totalling 29,139 tons. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 8 Battle Stars during these patrols. In March 1946 the Peto was put in reserve, and in 1960 was stricken from the Naval Register.

Peto Commissioning Crew
[Names Not Transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Touch for map. Marker is part of The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk, adjacent to the submarine USS Cobia, at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267)
U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) Crew
(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 Peto (SS 265). (Submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. SS 265 USS Peto, First Freshwater Built Submarine. (Submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Peto (SS-265). (Submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS <i>Cobia</i> image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
3. Manitowoc Submarines Memorial Markers at USS Cobia
The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
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., August 28, 2016
5. The Manitowoc Company 28 Boat Memorial Walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on October 4, 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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