U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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(SS 267)
Keel laid 26 November 1941
Launched 15 August 1942
Commissioned 17 March 1943
On 10 July 1943 the U.S.S. POMPON left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank a 5,371 ton transport during this patrol. On her sixth and most successful patrol the POMPON sank 2 vessels, including a 2.718 ton transport. She completed 9 patrols during which she was credited with sinking 2 vessels totalling 13,470 tons. The POMPON earned the Asiatic Pacific Area Service Medal and 4 Battle Stars during her 9 patrols. In 1960 she 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.

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

Port broadside view of the USS Pompon (SS-267) at Mare Island, 18 Nov. 1944
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The U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) marker is on the left.

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

is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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