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

U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373)

 
 
U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 14 March 1944
Launched 16 July 1944
Commissioned 30 December 1944

On 9 April 1945 the U.S.S. Lizardfish departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first Patrol. The Lizardfish was credited with sinking one vessel, a submarine chaser, during her 2 patrols. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 1 Battle Star during her 2 patrols. Following her return to the United States, she was decommissioned and put in reserve on 24 June 1946. The Lizardfish was assigned to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on 16 March 1959 to be fitted-out with a snorkel. On 9 January 1960 she was transferred to Italy where she served under the name, Evangelista Torricelli.

Lizardfish 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
U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373) Crew
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Lizardfish (SS 373). (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lizardfish (SS-373). (Submitted on October 16, 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 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 104 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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