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Manitowoc County Historical Society / Manitowoc submarines
(1988)

52 U. S. submarines lost in World War Two,   pp. 30-32 PDF (587.1 KB)


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The first Manitowoc built submarine, the U.S.S. Peto, entered the war against
the Japanese on April 2, 1943. At wars end, on August 15, 1945 the twenty-
five submarines which had seen action were credited with sinking 132 Japanese
ships with a total tonnage of 488,918 tons. One Manitowoc ship, the U.S.S.
Rasher was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. Six submarines were awarded
Navy Unit Commendations.  Seventy-six American flyers were rescued after
being forced down at sea. By wars end twenty special missions such as landing
troops, delivering supplies to guerillas etc., had been carried out by the
fighting
submarines built at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
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