Manitowoc Submarines


The Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company built 28 submarines during World War II. Together they sank 132 Japanese ships and damaged thousands of tons of much needed shipping. Learn about USS Peto, the first submarine side launched on the Great Lakes, and USSRasher, which was second, out of 288 submarines, in total tonnage sunk (99,901 tons) during the war. And discover how four Manitowoc submarines never returned home.

This 32 page booklet gives a brief history of all 28 submarines built in Manitowoc.


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