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DIVE! DIVE! DIVE! Troop 28 Boy Scouts and Glencoe’s Pack 28 Cub Scouts visited the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, touring the nooks and crannies of the USS Cobia, sounding the claxon, and spending the night aboard the authentic World War II-era submarine in the crew quarters aboard the USS Cobia, which is moored along the Manitowoc River, adjacent to the museum.
Did you know…?
…that 28 submarines were built in Manitowoc during World War II? Although USS Cobia is not one of the 28 submarines built here, she is a National Historic Landmark and an International Submariners Memorial. For more than 40 years, Cobia has been a fitting memorial to the thousands of men and women who built submarines here and the brave men who served on them. USS Cobia is the most intact World War II submarine in the nation and is home to the oldest working radar in the world. Scouts were able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the submarine’s “nooks and crannies”, simulated a dive, broke codes, learned about Cobia’s close calls and experienced first hand sleeping aboard a “pig boat” with 79 other men!