Sunday, May 01, 2011

From the Archives - Welcome Aboard Booklet - USS Puffer (SS-268)

USS Puffer (SS-268), a Gato-class submarine, was built at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company shipyard in Manitowoc, WI. She was commissioned on this day in 1943. Puffer completed nine war patrols during World War II, winning nine battle stars for her service.

The end of the war sent Puffer to the West Coast, and on Navy Day, October 27th, 1945, she was opened to the public for tours in San Francisco. A small, four-page booklet, with general information about Puffer's war record and awards received was produced. That booklet is now available in a digital format in the AIMM archives.

Official U.S. Navy photograph


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