U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Historical

U.S.S. Kete (SS 369) Historical (HM1V3A)

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

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Keel Laid 25 October 1943
Launched 9 April 1944
Commissioned 31 July 1944

On 31 October 1944 the U.S.S. Kete departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 10 March 1945, during her second patrol, she sank 3 vessels totalling 6,881 tons. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service [sic - Campaign] Medal and 1 Battle Star during her 2 patrols. On 20 March 1945 the Kete transmitted a special weather report and was never heard from again. On 16 April 1945 she was presumed lost. It is believed she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Eighty-seven brave submariners perished on the Kete. Fifty-two American submarines were lost during World War II. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II have assigned one of these lost submarines to each state. (Two were assigned to both California and New York.) The U.S.S. Kete was designated the Delaware state boat.
Kete Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V3A
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 1:01pm 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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