U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Historical

U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371) Historical (HM1V3J)

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 11 January 1944
Launched 28 May 1944
Commissioned 14 October 1944

On 24 January 1945 the U.S.S. Lagarto departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. During this patrol she sank 2 vessels totalling 1,845 tons. One of these vessels was a Japanese submarine. The Largarto's second and final patrol began on 12 April 1945 when she departed Subic Bay, Philippines, for the South China Sea. On 4 May 1945 no further contact was made with the Lagarto and she was presumed lost. It is believed that she was sunk by enemy mine-layers on 4 May 1945. Eighty-six brave submariners perished on the Largarto. 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. Lagarto was designated the Wisconsin state boat.
Lagarto Commissioning Crew
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HM NumberHM1V3J
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByVeterans and Concerned Citizens
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Date Added Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:01pm 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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