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

U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269)

 
 
U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 4 May 1942
Launched 20 December 1942
Commissioned 8 June 1943

On 3 October 1943 the U.S.S. Rasher departed Darwin, Australia, to begin her first patrol. By the end of the war she completed 8 patrols. She was credited with sinking 18 ships totalling 99,901 tons and damaging 62,481 tons of shipping. The Rasher ranked second among U.S. submarines for total tonnage sank during World War II. The Rasher earned 2 Presidential Unit Citations, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, and 7 Battle Stars during her 8 patrols. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1971.

Rasher Commissioning Crew
[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, 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. Peto (SS 265) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266)
U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Crew
(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. 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 Rasher (SS 269). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rasher (SS-269) (SSR-269) (AGSS-269) (IXSS-269). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
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. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 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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