Keel Laid - June 18, 1941

Launched - April 30, 1942

Commissioned - November 21, 1942

USS Peto (SS 265) was the first submarine built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company.  Peto began her first patrol on April 2, 1943 from Brisbane, Australia. In all she completed ten war patrols in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, sinking seven ships, for a total tonnage of 29,139 tons and earning eight Battle Stars.

She was placed in reserve in 1946 and served as a Naval Training Submarine from 1956 – 1960 before being stricken from the Naval Register in 1960.

The launching of USS Peto