Built in 1941 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Wisconsin, this Gato-class submarine earned 4 battle stars for World War II service. It was sponsored by Miss Katherine Mary Wolleson and completed 9 war patrols. Because it came to life at a time when asbestos was heavily used in shipbuilding, the health of the people who served on it was greatly endangered. Therefore, we strongly advise veterans who were present on the USS Pompon to take care of their health by undergoing yearly medical examinations in order to make sure asbestos has not affected their lungs. In 1953, the vessel was turned into the latest type radar picket submarine. However, in 1960, it was sold for scrapping.