This legendary vessel is one of only 15 surviving U.S. combat submarines from World War II. Learn the story of the USS Bowfin, including its many successful attacks on enemy warships, and of submarines in general. A must-see for students of WWII history.
The USS Bowfin, known as the ‘Pearl Harbor Avenger’, was launched exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor and sank 44 enemy ships during her nine wartime patrols. Tour the museum and the Bowfin itself and learn about the pivotal role submarines played during WWII, credited for 55% of enemy ships destroyed, even though they only accounted for 2% of the U.S. Naval fleet. The USS Bowfin is one of only fifteen American submarines from World War II that did not end up being used for scrap metal or as target practice for other ships. A trip to this unique museum gives visitors the rare chance to board an authentic submarine vessel and discover the hardships and victories faced by its crew.
Included with admission to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is a self-guided audio tour of the submarine, which lasts just under 30 minutes. Plan to spend an additional hour in the museum exploring its impressive collection of submarine artifacts including weapon systems, photographs, paintings, battle flags, and original military recruiting posters.