Wish List

To support the ongoing restoration of Cobia, we require certain artifacts, supplies, and equipment. To maintain the historical fabric and interpretation of Cobia, all artifacts should be from the WWII era or as close as possible. To support the ongoing restoration of Cobia, we require certain artifacts, supplies, and equipment. If you are interested in donating any items to aid in Cobia's restoration, please contact the Museum at 920-684-0218.

Supplies and Equipment

Display

  • 3'x5' Flags—United States, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • 48 Star Jack
  • Command Pennant
  • 48 Star Ensign

Tools

  • LED Pocket Flashlights with Batteries
  • Paint Brushes/Rollers

Artifacts

To maintain the historical fabric and interpretation of Cobia, all artifacts should date from the WWII era or as close as possible. These artifacts are not listed in order of priority.

Deck and Conning Tower Exterior

  • 40mm Gun Sights
  • Running Light Inner and Outer Glass Globes (port, starboard, bow, stern, and masthead)
  • Decommissioned .50 Caliber Machine Guns (5) or Authentic Replicas
  • Decommissioned 5-inch Naval Gun

Forward Torpedo Room

  • Assorted Torpedo Tube Loading Apparatus

Officer's Country

  • Photographs of the WWII Cobia crew, their contemporary families and sweethearts, uniforms, and personal possessions that were on war patrol, etc.
  • New Glass for Ward Room Light

Control Room/Conning Tower Interior

  • Rig-for-Red Globes (5)
  • Red Plexiglass for Port/Starboard Projectors
  • Hull Induction Board Lights/Color Light Shades
  • 1 MC Reproducers (speakers)

Electrical Communication

Spare Equipment/Parts/Vacuum Tubes for the following:

  • Transmitters#151;Models TBL-12 Type CAY-52248 and TCS-8
  • Receivers—Models RAL-6, RAK-7, RBS-2, TCS-8, DAS-3, APR-1, RBO

Galley and Mess

  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Pots and Pans
  • Attachments for Hobart Food Processor
  • Silverware
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Ceramic Coffee Cups, 12-16 ounce without handle
  • Food Containers/Boxes/Cans

Crew's Quarters, Showers, and Heads

  • Shower Head
  • Toilet Seat
  • Small Roller-Type Washing Machine (General Electric Supply Corp.)
  • Wool Navy Blankets (enough for all bunks, 80-90 blankets)
  • Supplies/Equipment for Pharmacist Mate's Locker
  • Mirror Above Crew's Wash Basin (polished stainless steel with shelf screwed into bottom. 15" wide x 21" high)
  • Brass Faucets for Sinks (4)

Engine Rooms/Mechanical

  • Fuel Pump Serial #3233981

Electrical/Communications

  • Armored Electrical Cable
  • 12" Search Light w/ Bulbs (1000 watt) and Shutters
  • Compartment Electrical Switch Boards (4-6)
  • Light Switches (15-20)
  • Spare Knobs for Electrical Switchboards
  • Battle Lanterns (5-10)
  • Vacuum Tubes

Aft Torpedo Room

  • Emergency Rations (also for Aft Engine Room)

Other

  • Sound-powered Phone Handsets
  • Battle Lanterns