U.S.S. Golet (SS 361)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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 (SS 361)
Keel laid 27 January 1943
Launched 1 August 1943
Commissioned 30 November 1943
On 18 March 1944 the U.S.S. GOLET departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. A severe combination of fog, rain, and ice prohibited her from sinking any vessels during this patrol. The GOLET began her second patrol on 28 May 1944. A door of silence closed behind her and the GOLET was never heard from again. She was presumed lost on 26 July 1944. She was the probable victim of an anti-submarine attack on 14 Jun 1944 off the Japanese island of Honshu. Eighty-two brave submariners perished on the GOLET. Fifty-two American submarines were lost during World War II. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II have assigned one of these lost submarines to each state. (Two were assigned to both California and New York.) The U.S.S. GOLET was designated the Louisiana state boat.
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.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Manitowoc

Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Manitowoc: USS GOLEN (SS 361)

Wikipedia: USS Golet (SS-361)

On Eternal Patrol: USS Golet (SS 361)
A list of the men lost while serving on USS Lagarto. Includes a memorial page and photo of each submariner. 

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. Golet (SS 361) marker is on the left.

 USS Golet (SS-361) 1943
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This Milwaukee County War Memorial Center memorial is dedicated
to submariners who lose their lives in World War II.

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

is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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