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

U.S.S. Ray (SS 271)

 
 
U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 20 July 1942
Launched 28 February 1943
Commissioned 27 July 1943

On 15 August 1943 the U.S.S. Ray departed Milne Bay, New Guinea, to begin her first patrol. During her sixth patrol, she and Navy aircraft shared credit for sinking a 14,000 ton heavy cruiser. The Ray was credited with sinking 12 additional vessels totalling 49,185 tons during her 8 patrols. She also rescued 23 American airmen. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 7 Battle Stars, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge during these patrols. On 30 September 1958 the Ray was decommissioned and put in reserve. She was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 April 1960.

Ray 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 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Crew
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. 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 Ray (SS 271). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ray (SS-271) (SSR-271). (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 116 times since then and 31 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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