Sail of the nuclear attack submarine
Maintaining these submarine memorials/museums is expensive and most of those below are supported by individuals who contribute money and work. Check ones in or near your home on their web sites to contribute to their maintenance. Also many offer programs such as sleepovers for scout and other groups. These boats are a tribute to the submariners of the U. S. Navy and deserve our support.
Entire submarine restored or in the process of restoration
Since these ships require maintenance, check web sites or telephone before visiting to be certain you can tour the ship. Phone numbers were those in 2004. Google submarine's name with USS before the name, as USS Drum, to find web sites. Some ships are floating while others are placed in sand or the ground.
Listed in order of States:
|AL||Drum||USS Alabama Memorial Park |
Mobile, AL 36601
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
|CA||Pampanito||National Maritime Museum Association|
San Francisco, CA 94147
|CT||Nautilus*||Historical Ship Nautilus|
Submarine Force Museum NavSubBase
New London Groton, CT 06349
|HI||Bowfin||Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Assn., Inc.|
11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
|MD||Torsk||Baltimore Maritime Museum|
Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
|MA||Lionfish||USS Massachusetts Memorial|
Fall River, MA 02721
|MI||Silversides||USS Silversides and Maritime Museum|
North Muskegon, MI 49443
Omaha, NE 68110
|NH||Albacore*||Maritime Museum at Albacore Park|
Portsmouth, NH 03802
|NJ||Ling||State of New Jersey Naval Museum|
Hackensack, NJ 07601
|NY||Croaker||Naval and Servicemen's Park|
Buffalo, NY 14202
|NY||Growler*||Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum |
New York City, NY 10036
|OH||Cod||Cleveland Coord. Comm. for USS Cod, Inc.|
Cleveland, OH 44114
|OK||Batfish||Muskogee War Memorial Park|
Muskogee, OK 74402
|OR||Blueback *||Oregon Museum of Science and Industry|
1945 Southeast Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354
|PA||Becuna||Independence Seaport Museum|
211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
|PA||Requin||Carnegie Science Center|
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
|SC||Clamagore||Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum|
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
|TX||Cavalla||Seawolf Park, Pelican Island|
2102 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
|WI||Cobia||Wisconsin Maritime Museum|
Manitowoc, WI 54220
The book Final Patrol by Don Keith tells some wartime experiences of WW II submarines above; their "final patrol" is getting to where they are located as memorials/museums.
Only the fairweather/bridge/shears or sail:
CT - Flasher- National
Sub Memorial, Groton CT
DC -Balao-Washington Navy Yard, Washingdon, DC
DC -Roncador - Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
HI - Parche WWII Diesel sub - Seawolf Memorial Park, Pearl Harbor, HI
ME - Squalus/Sailfish - Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery ME
TX - Pintado - Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, TX
WA - Parche nuclear attack sub sail, Bremerton, WA; during her 30 years in commission, earned an unprecedented nine Presidential Unit Citations, 10 Navy Unit Citations and 13 Naval Expeditionary Medal awards, making it the most highly decorated naval vessel in U.S. history.
NOTE: Data was current when prepared; phone numbers & other data may change. Many have web sites worth exploring; use search engines to locate current web sites.
*These submarines were built after World War II; Albacore is an experimental high underwater speed Diesel submarine whose hull shape was the model for fast nuclear subs, Blueback last of the Diesel attack submarines has the Albacore hull, Growler a Diesel Regulus missile firing submarine, Marlin a target submarine, and Nautilus the first nuclear submarine.