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

U.S.S. Kete (SS 369)

 
 
U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 25 October 1943
Launched 9 April 1944
Commissioned 31 July 1944

On 31 October 1944 the U.S.S. Kete departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 10 March 1945, during her second patrol, she sank 3 vessels totalling 6,881 tons. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 1 Battle Star during her 2 patrols. On 20 March 1945 the Kete transmitted a special weather report and was never heard from again. On 16 April 1945 she was presumed lost. It is believed she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Eighty-seven brave submariners perished on the Kete. Fifty-two American submarines were lost during World War II. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II have assigned one of these lost submarines to each state. (Two were assigned to both California and New York.) The U.S.S. Kete was designated the Delaware state boat.

Kete Commissioning Crew
[Not transcribed]

 
Erected by Veterans and Concerned Citizens.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 44° 5.553′ N, 87° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc
U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Crew
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. 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Kete (SS 369). (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kete (SS-369). (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USS Kete (SS 369) - On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, 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 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 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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