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

U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365)

 
 
U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 7 July 1943
Launched 12 December 1943
Commissioned 18 April 1944

On 27 July 1944 the U.S.S. Hardhead departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 23 June 1945 she sank 3 warships, including 2 submarine chasers. During her 6 patrols the Hardhead was credited with sinking 6 warships and 3 additional vessels for a total of 20,146 tons of shipping. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 6 Battle Stars during these patrols. In January 1946 she was decommissioned and put in reserve. The Hardhead was recommissioned in 1953. On 26 July 1972 she was transferred to Greece where she served under the name, Papanikous.

Hardhead 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking
U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Crew
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 Hardhead (SS 365). (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hardhead (SS-365). (Submitted on October 15, 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 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 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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