U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) Historical

U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272) Historical (HM1V0C)

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 3 September 1942
Launched 4 April 1943
Commissioned 31 August 1943

On 26 December 1943 the U.S.S. Redfin departed New Guinea to begin her first patrol. The Redfin sank 3 vessels, including a destroyer, during her second patrol. By the end of the war she completed 7 patrols and was credited with sinking 6 vessels totalling 23,724 tons. The Redfin earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 6 Battle Stars during these patrols. In January 1947 she was decommissioned and put in the U.S. Atlantic Reserve Fleet. In April 1953 the Redfin was recommissioned as SSR 272, Submarine Radar Picket. She served with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet until she was stricken from the Naval Roster in 1971.
Redfin Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V0C
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 9:04pm 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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