U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Historical

U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) Historical (HM1UZS)

Location: Manitowoc, WI 54220 Manitowoc County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 5.553', W 87° 39.329'

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Keel Laid 4 May 1942
Launched 20 December 1942
Commissioned 8 June 1943

On 3 October 1943 the U.S.S. Rasher departed Darwin, Australia, to begin her first patrol. By the end of the war she completed 8 patrols. She was credited with sinking 18 ships totalling 99,901 tons and damaging 62,481 tons of shipping. The Rasher ranked second among U.S. submarines for total tonnage sank during World War II. The Rasher earned 2 Presidential Unit Citations, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, and 7 Battle Stars during her 8 patrols. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1971.
Rasher Commissioning Crew
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Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447528 N 4882361
Decimal Degrees44.09255000, -87.65548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 5.553', W 87° 39.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 5' 33.18" N, 87° 39' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc WI 54220, US
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