Menhadens launching Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Menhaden, the last of the Manitowoc‑built boats to have commissioned service during World War II, trained in Lake Michigan until 15 July. Thence, she was floated down the Mississippi River to New Orleans where she departed for the Canal Zone 27 July. She conducted extensive training out of Balboa during the closing days of the war against Japan, and between 1 and 16 September cruised to Pearl Harbor for duty with SubRon 19. Photo via http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/the-submarine-experience/28-freshwater-submarines/uss-menhaden/ Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

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