Manitowoc Submarines

Manitowoc Submarines (HM5V0)

Location: Peoria, IL 61602 Peoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.206', W 89° 35.439'

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During World War II the Wisconsin-based Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company constructed twenty-eight Gato Class fleet submarines. These boats, dubbed "Freshwater Submarines", bolstered the production of existing naval shipyards. The completed submarines made their way from Lake Michigan down the Illinois River, each passing this very spot. Since river channels were merely seven feet in some places, the boats were transported in a special floating dry dock, with masts removed to clear bridges. Upon reaching New Orleans, the Manitowoc Submarines were commissioned into the Silent Service.

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USS Peto SS 265 · USS Hardhead SS 365 · USS Pogy SS 266 · USS Hawkbill SS 366 · USS Pompon SS 267 · USS Icefish SS 367 · USS Puffer SS 268 · USS Jallao SS 368 · USS Rasher SS 269 · USS Kete SS 369 · USS Raton SS 270 · USS Kraken SS 370 · USS Ray SS 271 · USS Lagarto SS 371 · USS Redfin SS 272 · USS Lamprey SS 372 · USS Robalo SS 273 · USS Lizzardfish SS 373 · USS Rock SS 274 · USS Loggerhead SS 374 · USS Golet SS 361 · USS Macabi SS 375 · USS Guavina SS 362 · USS Mapiro SS 376 · USS Guitarro SS 363 · USS Menhaden SS 377 · USS Hammerhead SS 364 · USS Mero SS 378

Four Manitowoc Submarines: "Golet", "Kete", "Lagarto", and "Robalo" along with 336 officers and enlisted men were lost during the war.
HM NumberHM5V0
Year Placed2003
Placed ByUnited States Submarine Veterans - Peoria Base
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] JASON WEBER  [2] JAOSN WEBER   [3] JASON WEBER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 281082 N 4507213
Decimal Degrees40.68676667, -89.59065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.206', W 89° 35.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 12.36" N, 89° 35' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)309
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Harrison St, Peoria IL 61602, US
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I Saw The Marker

Beautiful marker representing the submarines built in my hometown of Manitowoc WI.

Jul 14, 2016 at 9:56am PDT by mantygrad93

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