U.S.S. Peto (SS 265)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
44.092595,-87.655628

U.S.S. Peto
(SS 265)
Keel Laid 18 June 1941
Launched 20 April 1942
Commissioned 21 November 1942
The U.S.S. PETO was the first submarine built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. On 2 April 1943 she left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. By the end of the war PETO had completed 10 patrols and was credited with sinking 7 shops totalling 29,139 tons. She earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal and 8 Battle Stars during those patrols. In March 1946 the PETO was put in reserve, and in 1960 was stricken from the Naval Register.
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.


Wikipedia: USS Peto (SS-265)

NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive: Peto (SS-265)
Loads of vintage Peto photos!

The Manitowoc Company
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. Peto marker is on the left.

USS Peto (SS-265), side launching at a 48 degree angle
at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (USA) on 30 April 1942.
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On the wall inside the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

runs the length of the U.S.S. Cobia (visible in the background).


is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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