U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Historical

U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365) Historical (HM1V30)

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 July 1943
Launched 12 December 1943
Commissioned 18 April 1944

On 27 July 1944 the U.S.S. Hardhead departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 23 June 1945 she sank 3 warships, including 2 submarine chasers. During her 6 patrols the Hardhead was credited with sinking 6 warships and 3 additional vessels for a total of 20,146 tons of shipping. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 6 Battle Stars during these patrols. In January 1946 she was decommissioned and put in reserve. The Hardhead was recommissioned in 1953. On 26 July 1972 she was transferred to Greece where she served under the name, Papanikous.
Hardhead Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V30
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 9:02pm 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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