USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Our nonprofit organization is home to WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287). We are open to public tours of our submarine (museum currently under construction).
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Located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. Visit the" Pearl Harbor Avenger," USS Bowfin (SS-287). Walk on board a WWII Submarine; experience first-hand what it was like to live as a submariner of the past. Museum: Explore the intriguing world of submarines, both past and present. Visitors can tour our 10,000 square foot Museum home to an impressive collection of submarine-related artifacts such as submarine weapon systems, photographs, paintings, battleflags, original recruiting posters, and detailed submarine models, all illustrating the history of the U.S. Submarine Service. Outdoor Exhibits: Poseidon C-3 missile Regulus missile Kaiten torpedo (and much much more) Onsite: Large gift-shop for your shopping needs concession stand-- with outdoor lanai dining; right on the water!

Operating as usual

#ThankfulThursday: Sending a warm mahalo to our follower Philip for his continued support of our museum and park.  Phili...
09/17/2020

#ThankfulThursday: Sending a warm mahalo to our follower Philip for his continued support of our museum and park.

Philip took advantage of our Kamaโ€™aina Family pass and visited all four of the historic parks every weekend during that promotion.

He took this lovely photo of our submarineโ€™s forward torpedo room and many more. Check them out on his Instragram page: @froggyshootsraw ๐Ÿ“ธ

09/15/2020

#OnThisDday in 1944 USS Pampanito (SS 383) and USS Sealion (SS 315) rescued 73 British and 54 Australian POWs who survived the loss of Japanese freighter, Rakuyo Maru, after she was sunk by Sealion on Sept. 12, about 300 miles west of Cape Bojeador, Luzon. There had been 1,300 men on board Rakuyo Maru when she was torpedoed.

Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/34mhijR

#OnThisDay in 1945, a week after the end of WWII, USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV 41) was commissioned as the lead ship of its cl...
09/11/2020

#OnThisDay in 1945, a week after the end of WWII, USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV 41) was commissioned as the lead ship of its class.

USS Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955. She served for 47 years during the Vietnam War and as the Persian Gulf flagship in 1991's Operation Desert Storm. In 1992, USS Midway was decommissioned and is now a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.

#TriviaTuesday ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญThe H.L. Hunley sank in 1864. When were the remains of the ship located?
09/09/2020

#TriviaTuesday ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ
The H.L. Hunley sank in 1864. When were the remains of the ship located?

#OnThisDay in 1983 Kay Haefner of Ballwin, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, became the 500,000th visitor to board the USS Bowf...
09/08/2020

#OnThisDay in 1983 Kay Haefner of Ballwin, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, became the 500,000th visitor to board the USS Bowfin since the submarine was opened to the public at Pearl Harbor 1981.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park recognized Mrs. Haefner and their achievement with a presentation ceremony; Mrs. Haefner received a wooden plaque and a gift certificate which she chose to donate to our nonprofit association to aid in the funding of the restoration of the submarine.

To donate ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3gBAHjF
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Mrs. Bicoy and her family recently toured our WWII submarine, USS Bowfin to teach their children about their grandfather...
09/07/2020

Mrs. Bicoy and her family recently toured our WWII submarine, USS Bowfin to teach their children about their grandfatherโ€™s legacy as a submariner.

E9 Master Chief George J. Sapir served aboard USS Swordfish among other submarines during his time in the Navy.

We want to thank the Bicoy family for supporting us during this time and allowing us to be a part of such a special moment. ๐Ÿ’•

#SubmarineSundayโš“USS Grayling (SS-209) departed Fremantle on July 30, 1943 for her eighth patrol, going through Makassar...
09/06/2020

#SubmarineSundayโš“
USS Grayling (SS-209) departed Fremantle on July 30, 1943 for her eighth patrol, going through Makassar Strait and thence to the Philippine area. Grayling made a quick stop at the Philippine island of Panay to drop off supplies with local guerrillas, then, on August 19 reported damaging a freighter off the eastern coast of Borneo. The following day she took out a small tanker; her radioed report of the sinking was the last transmission received from the boat and on September 20, 1943 was presumed lost.
The circumstances surrounding her demise remain a mystery. Japanese records report the sighting of an American sub in Lingayen Gulf on September 9, but that was a good deal north of the boatโ€™s assigned area, the entrance to Manila Bay, where she was to remain from the 2nd through the 10th. All we know for certain is that Grayling was lost sometime after she sank Meizan Maru.
The boat, which was lost along with 76 brave crewmembers and one Army Air Force passenger, received six battle stars for her service.

For information on Wilfrom please visit: https://bit.ly/31zLOEX

09/04/2020
Codes and Ciphers

Alan Turing and his team of cryptologists from the Polish Cipher Bureau - Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Rozycki and Henryk Zygalski - cracked the ciphers of the Nazis' Enigma machine - a feat credited with shortening the war by two years.
The Germans, who had been using the technology since the late 1920s, believed the codes were impossible to crack.

Using a complicated system of rotors, the machine would encode messages before sending them via Morse code to another machine.
If the receiving machine had been programmed with the same settings - one of 158 million million million combinations - the message would be deciphered.

However the team of cryptologists, linguists, scientists and data analysts at Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, led by Londoner Turing, were able to break it.
At its peak, the team was cracking 6,000 encrypted German Enigma messages every day - building on the principles set out by Rejewski, Rozycki and Zygalski.

In this video, curator Sarah Bellian explains how simple codes and ciphers are created and โ€œdecipheredโ€.

Today we pay tribute and truly honor all veterans of the Greatest Generation during this historic 75th Commemoration of ...
09/03/2020

Today we pay tribute and truly honor all veterans of the Greatest Generation during this historic 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial -- the very location the Japanese surrender occurred.โฃ
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Photographs from today's event include: images of the WWII Warbird flyovers, active ships in Pearl Harbor, our Waterfront Memorial, the Mighty Mo., and USS Bowfin dressed in celebration. โฃ
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๐—ช๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ (๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ). Opening features included music by the U.S. Pacific Fleet & the U.S. Marines Corps Forces, Pacific Bands; the Parade of Colors; speeches by stakeholders connected to the event, including CAPT Steve Colon, USN (RET), Governor David Ige, State of Hawaii; a video message from General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; guest speaker Admiral Phillip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Esper, U.S. Secretary of Defense; and more! โฃ
We are happy to honor all those who served both in battle and the home front.โฃ

Today we pay tribute and truly honor all veterans of the Greatest Generation during this historic 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial -- the very location the Japanese surrender occurred.โฃ
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Photographs from today's event include: images of the WWII Warbird flyovers, active ships in Pearl Harbor, our Waterfront Memorial, the Mighty Mo., and USS Bowfin dressed in celebration. โฃ
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๐—ช๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ (๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ). Opening features included music by the U.S. Pacific Fleet & the U.S. Marines Corps Forces, Pacific Bands; the Parade of Colors; speeches by stakeholders connected to the event, including CAPT Steve Colon, USN (RET), Governor David Ige, State of Hawaii; a video message from General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; guest speaker Admiral Phillip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Esper, U.S. Secretary of Defense; and more! โฃ
We are happy to honor all those who served both in battle and the home front.โฃ

On Sunday, September 2 1945, more than 250 Allied warships lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. The flags of the United States, B...
09/02/2020

On Sunday, September 2 1945, more than 250 Allied warships lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. The flags of the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and China fluttered above the deck of the Missouri. Just after 9 a.m. Tokyo time, Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed on behalf of the Japanese government. General Yoshijiro Umezu then signed for the Japanese armed forces, and his aides wept as he made his signature.

Supreme Commander MacArthur next signed, declaring, โ€œIt is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past.โ€ Ten more signatures were made, by the United States, China, Britain, the USSR, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, respectively. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz signed for the United States. As the 20-minute ceremony ended, the sun burst through low-hanging clouds. The most devastating war in human history was over.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐—ช๐—ช๐ˆ๐ˆ will be streaming ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ, September 2, 2020 from 8:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m....
09/02/2020

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐—ช๐—ช๐ˆ๐ˆ will be streaming ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ, September 2, 2020 from 8:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (HST).โฃ
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Taking place aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial -- the very location the Japanese surrender occured). Pay tribute and truly honor all veterans of the Greatest Generation.โฃ
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๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž:โฃ
08:05 โ€“ Pre-program events beginโฃ
09:02 โ€“ Official 75th WWII Commemoration Ceremony, Battleship Missouri Memorial

He sat behind the pilot and copilot in the narrow fuselage and joked that he was ready to take the controls.โ€œOh yeah, I ...
09/02/2020
Former WWII bomber pilot takes flight on a B-25 bomber in Honolulu

He sat behind the pilot and copilot in the narrow fuselage and joked that he was ready to take the controls.
โ€œOh yeah, I could have gotten in there โ€” but they were busy,โ€ DeTour said.
Read more: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/08/31/hawaii-news/former-wwii-bomber-pilot-takes-flight-on-a-b-25-bomber-in-honolulu/

In the war in the Pacific, Jack DeTour used to fly B-25 bombers on missions in which his aircraft would sometimes come back with extra parts.

#OnThisDay: in 1988 USS Bowfinโ€™s WWII crew gathered at our museum and park for a "Reunion On The Boat." โœจ
09/01/2020

#OnThisDay: in 1988 USS Bowfinโ€™s WWII crew gathered at our museum and park for a "Reunion On The Boat." โœจ

Thank you Melanie Nistal for sharing this photo of a recent guest enjoying her visit to USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Pa...
08/31/2020

Thank you Melanie Nistal for sharing this photo of a recent guest enjoying her visit to USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. For those of you who may not have heard we are temporarily closed to comply with the latest mandated shutdown.

As a non-profit, we rely on our visitors, donors, and members to keep us up and running. If you are a fan of our submarine and museum and would like to make a donation, we could really use the support at this time.

Please visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3gBAHjF

On August 28, 1945 just days before the formal surrender, submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19) and Submarine Squadron 20...
08/29/2020

On August 28, 1945 just days before the formal surrender, submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19) and Submarine Squadron 20 demilitarized surrendered Japanese submarines, human torpedoes, torpedo carrying boats, and suicide boats at Yokosuka, Japan and other locations in the Sagami Wan-Tokyo Bay area.

#OnThisDay in 1942, one hundred twenty women were commissioned as ensigns or lieutenant junior grades as WAVES (Women Ac...
08/28/2020

#OnThisDay in 1942, one hundred twenty women were commissioned as ensigns or lieutenant junior grades as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and reported to "USS Northampton," Smith College, Massachusetts.

Our #HiddenHistory series๐Ÿ” highlights artifacts not on public display. Featuring โ€œVarga girlโ€ calendar pages, on which U...
08/27/2020

Our #HiddenHistory series๐Ÿ” highlights artifacts not on public display.

Featuring โ€œVarga girlโ€ calendar pages, on which USS Bowfin crew members doodled, wrote notes, and recorded their conquests of the sea.

Artist Alberto Vargas became famous for his WWII watercolors depicting beautiful pin-up girls. These "Varga girls" were so popular that many different artists imitated Vargas' technique. During the 1940's his work was a hit among enlisted men who drew inspiration from them which inadvertently created high morale. The military was so influenced by this art that they adorned their vessels with it. Many military aircraft had Varga style girls decorating the nose of their planes, Varga girls were even printed on greeting cards and sent to enlisted men by their sweethearts. Inside the engine room aboard USS Bowfin hung one such Vargas calendar page.

08/26/2020

In order to comply with Mayor Caldwellโ€™s latest emergency proclamation, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will temporarily close to the public as of the close of business on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. We will reopen to the public no earlier than Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Please Note: Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is subject to change.

Please monitor our website, social media posts, and e-newsletters for updates.

#TriviaTuesday๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ Which was the first U.S. submarine to be sunk during World War II?
08/25/2020

#TriviaTuesday๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ

Which was the first U.S. submarine to be sunk during World War II?

September 2, 2020 marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II; the formal surrender documents were signed ab...
08/24/2020

September 2, 2020 marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II; the formal surrender documents were signed aboard the USS Missouri, designating the day as the official Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day.โœจ

Please join the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites as we celebrate the 75th Commemoration of the end of WWII. Events will be held Saturday, August 29 thru Wednesday, September 2, 2020. For more information on these events ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3hFi0vP

#SubmarineSundayโš“โฃUSS Flier (SS-250) left for her 2nd war patrol on Aug. 2, 1944. She was to travel through Sibutu Passa...
08/23/2020

#SubmarineSundayโš“โฃ
USS Flier (SS-250) left for her 2nd war patrol on Aug. 2, 1944. She was to travel through Sibutu Passage and the Sulu Sea when proceeding to her station. By August 13, she had come through the Sulu Sea and was transiting Balabac Strait, when, at 2200, disaster struck. Suddenly, a terrific explosion shook the boat, blasting diesel oil and compressed air up through the conning tower hatch. Executive Officer Lieutenant Liddell and several other men were able to quickly escape the conning tower. Commanding Officer Crowley was thrown across the bridge.โฃ
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She sank in less than 30 seconds while still making 15 knots through the water. โฃThe fourteen men whoโ€™d either been on the bridge or in the conning tower were the only survivors; 73 men were lost with Flier.โฃ
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Until the moon rose, the men could not know where they were or which direction to swim, so they were forced to drift for several hours. During this time, six of the survivors were separated from the other eight and were never seen again.โฃ
The survivors first impulse was to swim to Comiran Island, but after considering the possibility of capture, Crowley decided to strike out for the coral reefs to the northwestward.โฃ
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At 1330 five of the group, CDR Crowley, LT Liddell, ENS Jacobson, Howell and Baumgart reached a floating palm tree and used this to keep afloat and push towards land. This group came ashore on Mantangule Island at 1530 and were met there by Russo, who had swum the entire distance. At 1700 Tremaine was found on the eastern end of the island by LT Liddell.โฃ
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In the days following, plans were laid to obtain food and water and to make contact with friendly natives. On August 19 they contacted natives who led them to a U.S. Army Coast Watcher Unit on Palawan. This unit made its communication facilities available to the group, and arrangements were made for evacuation by submarine.โฃ

On the night of August 30, Seven of the eight survivors of the sinking of USS Flier, picked up by USS Redfin (SS-272).โฃ
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๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ: ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜œ๐˜š๐˜š ๐˜๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฟ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ, ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค ๐˜๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต.โฃ

08/20/2020
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Enjoy national #AviationDay ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ by exploring Pearl Harbor Aviation Museumโ€™s new exhibit entitled, A Piercing Blow: the Aerial Attack on The USS Arizona.

Donโ€™t forget, now is a great time to take advantage of our Kamaโ€™aina Family Pass ( $79.99 for unlimited visits for two adults and up to four children to all the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites)

For more information ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3hocLRd

Watch the behind-the-scenes installation of our newest exhibit, "A Piercing Blow: The Aerial Attack on the USS Arizona," which was unveiled to the public on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

The exhibit features a rare relic from the USS Arizona and tells the story of the "date which will live in infamy" from an entirely new perspective -- the aircraft that caused horrific destruction on that fateful day visible through the portholes of the charred ship's skeleton.

The exhibit was carefully moved from the Museum's Hangar 79 to Hangar 37, where it is proudly displayed today.

Learn More: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/attractions/a-piercing-blow-the-aerial-attack-on-the-uss-arizona/

Since opening in 1981, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum, formerly known as the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park has ...
08/17/2020

Since opening in 1981, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum, formerly known as the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park has welcomed over 8 million visitors.

When walking through USS Bowfin (SS-287) visitors are provided a rare glimpse into the perils of life aboard a WWII Submarine and the impact these brave men made for our nation's security and our individual freedoms.

We deeply appreciate the diverse efforts of our volunteers, members and donors who have made this renovation possible.

If youโ€™ve just now learned of our project, please know that it is not too late to come aboard!

To pledge your support, please visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3gBAHjF

Happy #NonProfitDay

On August 17, 1942  submarines USS Nautilus (SS 168) and USS Argonaut (SM 1) landed more than 200 Marines on Makin Islan...
08/15/2020

On August 17, 1942 submarines USS Nautilus (SS 168) and USS Argonaut (SM 1) landed more than 200 Marines on Makin Island, Gilbert Islands, in the first amphibious attack made from submarines. โœจ

#OnThisDay in 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced news of Japanโ€™s surrender in a press conference at the White Hou...
08/14/2020

#OnThisDay in 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced news of Japanโ€™s surrender in a press conference at the White House: โ€œThis is the day we have been waiting for since Pearl Harbor. This is the day when Fascism finally dies, as we always knew it would.โ€ Since then, jubilant Americans declared August 14 and 15 โ€œVictory over Japan Day,โ€ or โ€œV-J Day.โ€ The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japanโ€™s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Coming several months after the surrender of Nazi Germany, Japanโ€™s capitulation in the Pacific brought six years of hostilities to a final and highly anticipated close.

Learn more ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2OUqgfc

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Honolulu, HI
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We are located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. If you are planning a trip to the island and would like more information please feel free to call us or visit us on the web. *Information provided below. www.bowfin.org www.twitter.com/USSBowfin https://www.instagram.com/ussbowfinmuseum/

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Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday 07:00 - 17:00
Sunday 07:00 - 17:00

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(808) 423-1341

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Please help a sister ship! Patriotโ€™s Point wants to sink the USS Clamagore, SS353 and make her an artificial reef. There is a group that wants to move her to the Louisville Naval Museum and come up with a long term plan. Please print, sign and mail, and get as many family, friends and coworkers as possible. This is the updated link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/338689653415753/permalink/562122837739099/
Please help a sister ship! Please help! Patriotโ€™s Point wants to sink Clamagore for an artificial reef. The Louisville Naval Museum wants her and is coming up with a long term plan to save her. Please get as many people as you can to print, sign and send this letter ASAP! https://www.facebook.com/groups/338689653415753/permalink/562090261075690/
I have just finished reading the latest edition of โ€œ National Geographic Historyโ€, which has an article about the Battle of Midway. In that article it says that the โ€œ destroyerโ€ U.S.S. Nautilus fired torpedoes that helped sink the I.J.N.carrier Kaga. I assume that they made a mistake and are referring to the submarine U.S.S. Nautilus.
Is there any truth that the remains of USS HERRING were discovered by a Russian Survey and Dive team in 2016? I have heard conflicting stories on it. Thanks..
As Charter Life Members, both my wife Barbara and I are hoping to make it back next year when the museum is dedicated.
Veteran Submariner Bill Shabazz - Widow Help
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Forgotten Merchant, Coast Guard, and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from various areas of the United States, Canada, and many other countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
Looking for some help. Were there any wartime boats (Gato, Balao, or Tench) with two 5in guns and two 40mm on the forward and aft parts of the boat? Thanks.
For all the mechanically inclined amongst us!
I visited the Bowfin in 2010 with my family and when we dropped down into the Torpedoe Room I started telling them about how the first thing you learned when you checked on board was the procedure to flush the "toilet', I then went on to tell them about the "Bridal Suite" and several other things. By the time we got to the Control Room everyone within earshot had turned their tour tapes off and started asking me questions. I wonder if my sunglasses are still in the bilges of the Forward Engineroom? Seems only fitting as that was where I stood most of the underway watches when I was on the old fleet boats. J. D. Spencer ENCS (SS) USN (Ret)
this was a wonderful time very educational for adults and children these men deserve a salute to there service for our freedom !