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

U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272)

 
 
U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 3 September 1942
Launched 4 April 1943
Commissioned 31 August 1943

On 26 December 1943 the U.S.S. Redfin departed New Guinea to begin her first patrol. The Redfin sank 3 vessels, including a destroyer, during her second patrol. By the end of the war she completed 7 patrols and was credited with sinking 6 vessels totalling 23,724 tons. The Redfin earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 6 Battle Stars during these patrols. In January 1947 she was decommissioned and put in the U.S. Atlantic Reserve Fleet. In April 1953 the Redfin was recommissioned as SSR 272, Submarine Radar Picket. She served with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet until she was stricken from the Naval Roster in 1971.

Redfin 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. Redfin (SS 272) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) 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. Ray (SS 271) (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 Redfin (SS 272). (Submitted on October 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Redfin (SS-272) (SSR-272) (AGSS-272). (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 134 times since then and 29 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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