U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Historical

U.S.S. Ray (SS 271) Historical (HM1V0D)

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 20 July 1942
Launched 28 February 1943
Commissioned 27 July 1943

On 15 August 1943 the U.S.S. Ray departed Milne Bay, New Guinea, to begin her first patrol. During her sixth patrol, she and Navy aircraft shared credit for sinking a 14,000 ton heavy cruiser. The Ray was credited with sinking 12 additional vessels totalling 49,185 tons during her 8 patrols. She also rescued 23 American airmen. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 7 Battle Stars, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge during these patrols. On 30 September 1958 the Ray was decommissioned and put in reserve. She was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 April 1960.
Ray Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V0D
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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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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