U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Historical

U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363) Historical (HM1V2P)

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

N 44° 5.553', W 87° 39.329'

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Keel Laid 7 April 1943
Launched 26 September 1943
Commissioned 26 January 1944

On 7 May 1944 the U.S.S. Guitarro departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Guitarro sank 2 vessels during her first patrol and 4 during her second. She was credited with sinking 8 vessels totalling 23,132 tons during her 5 patrols. The Guitarro earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal, 4 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. She arrived in the United States on 18 June 1945 for overhaul and on 6 December 1945 was decommissioned and put in reserve. On 7 August 1954 Guitarro was transferred to Turkey where she served under the name, Preveze.
Guitarro Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V2P
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 5:02pm 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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