U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266)

© Photographed August 22, 2015
Erected by The Manitowoc Company
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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(SS 266)
Keel Laid 15 September 1941
Launched 23 Mune 1942
Commissioned 10 January 1943
On 15 April 1943, the U.S.S. POGY departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The POGY sank 3 vessels, including a 5,000 ton transport loaded with troops, during her fourth patrol. By the end of the war she completed 10 patrols. She was credited with sinking 16 ships totalling 62,633 tons and damaging 33,184 tons of shipping. The POGY earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal, 3 Battle Stars, and the Navy Unit Commendation during these 10 patrols. She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1958.
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 Pogy (SS-266)

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Publication compiled by Dan Ross’ history classes, Kewaskum High School, 2008

Pogy (SS-266), underway, possibly on the Great Lakes, circa 1943-45
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The U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266) marker is on the right.

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

is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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