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The USS Cobia

USS Cobia


The USS Cobia is a fleet-type submarine of the Gato class that was used in World War II against the Japanese army. American submarines, including the USS Cobia, sank more thank 600,000 tons of enemy warships and more than 5,000,000 tons of merchant shipping, consequently destroying much of Japan┐s ocean commerce. During six war patrols the USS Cobia sank 13 Japanese ships to account for more than 18,000 tons of Japanese shipping and earned four battle stars. By 1945 the submarine war carried out by the United States made it virtually impossible for any Japanese ships to sail the ocean. Today the USS Cobia is in excellent condition and is maintained as a submarine memorial by Manitowoc Maritime Museum. Although, not built in the nearby Manitowoc Shipyards, the submarine is similar to the Gato class submarines that were constructed in Manitowoc during the war.

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Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Electric Boat Company
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: USS Cobia. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1496; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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