U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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(SS 364)
Keel Laid 6 May 1943
Launched 24 October 1943
Commissioned 1 March 1944
On 6 June 1944 the U.S.S. HAMMERHEAD departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The HAMMERHEAD sank 5 vessels totalling 25,178 tons during her second patrol. By the end of the war she completed 7 patrols and was credited with sinking 11 vessels totalling 35,635 tons. The HAMMERHEAD earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal, 7 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these patrols. In January 1947 she was decommissioned and put in reserve. On 23 October 1954 the HAMMERHEAD was transferred to Turkey where she served under the name, CERBIE.
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. Hammerhead (SS 364) marker is on the right.

Hammerhead (SS-364), starts her slide into the Manitowoc River.
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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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