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

U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377)

 
 
U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
1. U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377) Marker
Inscription.

Keel Laid 21 June 1944
Launched 20 December 1944
Commissioned 22 June 1945

The U.S.S. Menhaden was not destined to see action because the war ended while she was in Panama. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, selected the Menhaden as his flagship for his Change of Command ceremony held 24 November 1945. On 31 May 1946 the Menhaden was taken out of commission. After being streamlined and having a snorkel installed she was recommissioned on 6 March 1953. She conducted 5 tours of duty in the western Pacific and earned the United Nations Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the China Service Medal. In 1971 the Menhaden was decommissioned and put in reserve.

Menhaden 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
U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377) Crew image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2016
2. U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377) Crew
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Menhaden (SS 377). (Submitted on October 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Menhaden (SS-377). (Submitted on October 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, 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 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 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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