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  USS Rasher SS-269
Gato Class Submarine

1,526 Tons (surfaced)
2,424 Tons (submerged)
307' x 27.3' x 19.3'
10 × 21" torpedo tubes
(6 fwd, 4 aft)
with 24 torpedoes
1 x 3" deck gun
2 × .50cal MG
2 × 30cal MG

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Ship History
Built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding in Manitowic, Wisconson.

Wartime History
USS Rasher ranked second among US sub's for total tonnage sunk during WWII. Across the top of this photo is written: sank eighteen ship's tonnage 99,901 3 naval ships.


On August 18, 1944 off Cape Bolinao, Luzon spots a convoy bound for Manila. Fires torpedoes at Taiyō, hitting the carrier’s avgas and oil tanks causing an explosion. Rasher claims the target sinks in 26 minutes.

Parts of the conning tower are displayed at Manitwoc museum.

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Last Updated
November 16, 2018


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