Manitowoc 28

USS Puffer (SS 268)

Keel Laid – February 16, 1942

Launched – November 22, 1942

Commissioned – April 27, 1943

USS Puffer made nine war patrols and earned nine Battle Stars. She sank eight ships for a total of 36,392 tons. On her fifth patrol Puffer sank a freighter loaded with ammunition, a 5,113 ton tanker, a large freighter, and damaged another large tanker.

In 1946 Puffer was assigned as a training vessel in Seattle, WA and was stricken from the Naval Register in 1960.

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