PETO SS 265

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid June 16 1941 - Launched April 30 1942

  1. USS PETO SS-265
    Placed in Ferry Commission November 21 - December 25 1942
    Commissioned (Full) January 1 1943 - Decommissioned June 25 1946

  2. PETO SS-265
    Placed In Service November 1956 as Naval Reserve Training Vessel
    Out of Service August 1 1960

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1960
    Sold November 10 1960 for scrap
Peto SS265 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

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USPO
Machine Cancel

Manitowoc, WI

1942-04-30

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19420430 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching


 

N/A

1942-04-30

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19420430 2 Front.jpg

N/A

Picture postcard of the Launching of PETO.


 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1942-11-21

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19421121 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning. Cachet by Walter Czubay. The USS PETO did not have a postmark in 1942 for her commissioning. Postmark probably originated from the sender's ship, USS PRAIRIE STATE IX-15.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Manitowoc, WI

1942-11-21

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19421121 2 Front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning.



 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1943-02-14

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19430214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19430214 1 Front.jpg

Censored, Officer's mail.



 

Locy Type
2z*

1943-12-25

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 19431225 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Censored, Officer's mail.
Posted from another ship or station...ship did not carry Type 2z* device


 

USPS Pictorial

"28 Boat Reunion"

Manitowoc, WI

2008-05-01

GregCiesielski Peto SS265 20080501 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Peto SS265 20080501 1 Postmark.jpg

The cachet honors the first Manitowoc built boat - USS PETO SS-265, Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
The postmark commemorates the combined reunion of the 28 boats built at Manitowoc during WWII.

 

Other Information

PETO received eight battle stars for her World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 359-ton Japanese Hydrographic-meteorological Research Ship TENKAI MARU, June 28 1943 off Truk
The 2345-ton Japanese Troop Transport KONEI MARU, ecember 1 1943 north of Manus
The 4368-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship KAYO MARU, March 4 1944 off New Guinea
The 2746-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship TATSURAKU MARU, Novemebr 12 1944 East China Sea
The 6923-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship AISAKASAN MARU, November 18 1944 East China Sea
The 2827-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship CHINKAI MARU, November 18 1944 East China Sea
An Un-named Japanese Sampan, July 25 1945 off Honshu

NAMESAKE - A sharp-nosed tropical fish of the mackerel family

 


 

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