U.S.S. Puffer (SS 268) Historical

U.S.S. Puffer (SS 268) Historical (HM1UZT)

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 16 February 1942
Launched 22 November 1942
Commissioned 27 April 1943

On 7 September 1943 the U.S.S. Puffer departed Darwin, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank 3 vessels, including a submarine tender and a 5,113 ton tanker, during her fifth patrol. By the end of the war the Puffer completed 9 patrols, and was credited with sinking 8 ships totalling 36,392 tons. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 9 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. In December 1946 the Puffer was assigned as a U.S. Navy training vessel. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1960.
Puffer 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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