U.S.S. Icefish (SS 367)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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(SS 267)
Keel Laid 4 September 1943
Launched 20 February 1944
Commissioned 10 June 1944
On 9 September 1944 the U.S.S. ICEFISH departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The ICEFISH was credited with sinking 2 vessels totalling 8,404 tons during her 5 patrols. She also rescued 6 American airmen and captured 8 enemy sailors. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal and 4 Battle Stars during these patrols. After the war ended the ICEFISH was made part of the Pacific Reserve Fleet and decommissioned. On 21 February 1953 the ICEFISH was transferred to the Netherlands where she served under the name, WALRUS.
The marker is located on the north bank of the Milwaukee River, on The Manitowoc County 28 Boat Memorial Walk, adjacent to the U.S.S. Cobia (a National Historic Landmark), at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, at 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220.

From modest beginnings in 1902 as a small shipbuilding and ship-repair company  in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, through two world wars building ships and submarines for the U.S. Navy, to today – a  global leader in cranes and foodservice equipment – The Manitowoc Company is here to stay. The vision of Manitowoc’s  founding fathers, coupled with its core values of Integrity, Commitment to Stakeholders, and Passion for Excellence,  have made Manitowoc a strong, respected organization throughout the world.  The Manitowoc team is Building Something Real for its customers, investors, employees, and partners with over 100 manufacturing, service, or distribution facilities in 20 countries. 

Publication compiled by Dan Ross’ history classes, Kewaskum High School, 2008

The U.S.S. Icefish (SS 367) marker is on the left.

Icefish (SS-367) Portland, Oregon September, 1945
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runs the length of the U.S.S. Cobia (visible in the background).

is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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