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Launching of Submarine USS "Peto"

Launching of Submarine USS "Peto" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
USS "Peto" (SS-265), a Gato-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the peto, a sharp-nosed tropical fish of the mackerel family. "Peto" (SS-265) was laid down 18 June 1941 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisc.; launched 30 April 1942; sponsored by Mrs. E.A. Lofquist; and commissioned 21 November 1942, Lt. Comdr. William T. Nelson in command. Late in December 1942 "Peto" decommissioned, was loaded on a barge, and departed Manitowoc for New Orleans, the first submarine to traverse the mid-western waterways to reach New Orleans and the sea from the building yards. The ship recommissioned, completed fitting out and shakedown, sailed for the Panama Canal and arrived Brisbane, Australia 14 March 1943.
DESCRIPTION
USS "Peto" (SS-265), a Gato-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the peto, a sharp-nosed tropical fish of the mackerel family. "Peto" (SS-265) was laid down 18 June 1941 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisc.; launched 30 April 1942; sponsored by Mrs. E.A. Lofquist; and commissioned 21 November 1942, Lt. Comdr. William T. Nelson in command. Late in December 1942 "Peto" decommissioned, was loaded on a barge, and departed Manitowoc for New Orleans, the first submarine to traverse the mid-western waterways to reach New Orleans and the sea from the building yards. The ship recommissioned, completed fitting out and shakedown, sailed for the Panama Canal and arrived Brisbane, Australia 14 March 1943.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:64627
Creation Date:1942-05-10  
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Manitowoc
County:Manitowoc
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Manitowoc Public Library collection, undated
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2004-257
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Warships
Crowds
Outdoor photography
Flags
Bridges
Piers
Water
Cities and towns
Sailors

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