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Moored in the Manitowoc River, adjacent to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, World War II fleet submarine USS Cobia (SS-245) is a National Historic LandmarkCobia is a memorial to all submariners and an icon of Wisconsin's shipbuilding heritage.  Built by Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, Cobia, a Gato-class submarine, is nearly identical to the 28 submarines built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company from 1941 to 1945.  The submarine is one of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum's major exhibits, open to the public for guided tours and a variety of overnight programs. 

Annual maintenance on site is not sufficient to preserve this historic vessel over time, and a "haul-out" dry docking is required periodicallyThe Wisconsin Maritime Museum has established the USS Cobia Dry Docking Fund to help cover the expense of essential dry docking or dry dock-level projects to preserve Cobia.

If you would like to make a contribution to the USS Cobia Dry Docking Fund, please visit Wisconsin Maritime Museum Donations.

To learn more about USS Cobia or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, visit