U.S.S. Macabi (SS 375)

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

(SS 375)
Keel laid 1 May 1944
Launched 19 September 1944
Commissioned 29 March 1945
On 9 July 1945 the U.S.S. MACABI departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The MACABI conducted 2 patrols and was not credited with any sinkings. The war ended before she reached her station during her second patrol. She returned to the United States on 5 September 1945. On 16 June 1946 the MACABI was decommissioned. She was transferred to Argentina on 23 June 1960 where she served under the name, SANTA FE.
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. Macabi (SS 375) marker is to the left.

 Macabi (SS-375), starboard side view, possibly just prior to being transferred
to Argentina under the Military Assistance Program 11 August 1960
and being renamed SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO (S-12)
This media file is in the public domain.

With the Manitowoc River visible to the right.

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

is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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