Ms 51 Stephen Petreshock Collection


SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 51 Stephen Petreshock Collection


Steve Petreshock was a TM1 (Torpedoman’s Mate First Class) in the U.S. Navy and served for 21 years, most of which was spent in the submarine service. Mr. Petreshock served on Manitowoc-built USS REDFIN during World War II. A native of Simpson, PA and a longtime Manitowoc resident, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and is considered one of the Museum’s founders. Mr. Petreshock was also an accomplished artist and was the official artist for Polaris magazine for many years, published by the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II. Contents of the collection include original cartoons and sketches relating to submarines, submarine photographs, and numerous samples of his published artwork. Most of the original artwork is dated in the 1950s; other materials date primarily to the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Ms 51.1 Artwork (52 pencil sketches in individual folders, 50 printed pieces in another folder). Circa 1950s.
    • Ms 51.1-1 U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Calendars featuring art by Stephen Petreshock. 1979-1996.
  • Ms 51.2 U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II and submarine reunion materials. 1983-1999.
  • Ms 51.3 Wisconsin Maritime Museum materials. Circa 1980s.