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Manitowoc County Historical Society / Manitowoc submarines
(1988)

U. S. S. Mapiro (SS 376),   p. 24 PDF (297.0 KB)


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U.S.S. Mapiro (SS 376)
Keel Laid - May 30, 1944
Launched - November 9, 1944
Commissioned - April 30, 1945
Sponsor - Mrs. Philip H. Ross, Manitowoc, Wisconsin -
         Wife of Commander Philip H. Ross U.S.N.
 The ship was drydocked and towed down the Mississippi River to Naval
 Operating Base, New Orleans, Louisiana, where it was readied for sea. In-
 tensive training and preparation forfirstwarpatrolwas conducted at Submarine
 Operating Base, Balboa, Panama, enroute Pearl Harbor in company with the
 U.S.S. Cutlass, and at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. The Mapiro departed
 on her first war patrol August 4, 1945, arriving Saipan, Marianas Islands,
 the day the Japanese government surrendered, August 15, 1945.
 The Mapiro returned to the San Francisco Bay area and was preserved,
 entering inactive, out of commission status on March 16, 1946.
 The U.S.S. Mapiro was transferred to the Turkish Navy and is now serving
that country under the name of Pirireis.
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