U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Historical

U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366) Historical (HM1V2T)

Location: Manitowoc, WI 54220 Manitowoc County
Country: United States of America
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N 44° 5.553', W 87° 39.329'

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Keel Laid 7 August 1943
Launched 9 January 1944
Commissioned 17 May 1944

On 23 August 1944 the U.S.S. Hawkbill left Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. She sank a destroyer during her second patrol, and on her third patrol sank 2 submarine chasers and a cargo vessel. The Hawkbill completed 5 patrols during which she was credited with sinking 5 vessels totalling 7,856 tons. She earned the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. On 21 April 1953 the Hawkbill was transferred to the Netherlands where she served under the name, Zeeleuw.
Hawkbill Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V2T
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 9:01pm 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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