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

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

Location: Manitowoc, WI 54220 Manitowoc County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 5.553', W 87° 39.329'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 115 views
Inscription

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
[Not transcribed]
Details
HM NumberHM1UZT
Tags
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc WI 54220, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?