20 Jul 1942

United States
  • The keel of US submarine Ray was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Ray | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
22 Nov 1942

United States
  • Submarine Puffer was launched, sponsored by Mrs. Ruth B. Lyons, who was the granddaughter of the oldest employee of the submarine's builder, Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Christopher Jacobson, Sr. ww2dbase [Puffer | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
23 Dec 1942

United States
  • Submarine Rock was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Rock | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
27 Jan 1943

United States
  • The keel of submarine Golet was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Golet | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
28 Feb 1943

United States
  • Submarine Ray was launched at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, sponsored by the wife of S. C. Loomis. ww2dbase [Ray | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
9 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 9 May 1943
The launching of the USS Robalo at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, May 9, 1943.
1 Aug 1943

United States
  • Submarine Golet was launched at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, sponsored by the wife of Senator Alexander Wiley. ww2dbase [Golet | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
24 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 24 Nov 1943
Patrol Craft PCS-1424 photographed on the Manitowoc River by her builder, the Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 24 Nov 1943. Note the Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
30 Nov 1943

United States
  • Submarine Golet was commissioned into service at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States with Lieutenant Commander James M. Clement in command. ww2dbase [Golet | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
19 Dec 1943

United States
13 Feb 1944

United States
  • USS Guitarro departed Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States for Chicago, Illinois, United States. ww2dbase [Guitarro | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
1 Jun 1944

United States
21 Jun 1944

United States
  • The keel of submarine Menhaden was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Menhaden | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
22 Jul 1944

United States
  • The keel of submarine Mero was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Mero | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
20 Aug 1944

United States
20 Dec 1944

United States
  • Submarine Menhaden was launched at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, sponsored by Miss Mirium R. Johnson. ww2dbase [Menhaden | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
17 Jan 1945

United States
  • Submarine Mero was launched at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, sponsored by the wife of Henry G. Taylor. ww2dbase [Mero | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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