Submarine Memorials

Sail of the nuclear attack submarine
USS Parche, SSN 683, at her
decommissioning. Later the sail
was saved as a memorial of the ship.
Each mark represents an honor to
this, the most decorated ship in the
history of the U. S. Navy.
For the size of the sail note the
sailor to left adjusting flag.
Read more below.

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

(205) 433-2703



Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
North Little Rock, AR 72114


CA Pampanito National Maritime Museum Association
San Francisco, CA 94147
(415) 441-5819
CT Nautilus* Historical Ship Nautilus
Submarine Force Museum NavSubBase
New London Groton, CT 06349
(800) 343-0079
HI Bowfin Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Assn., Inc.
11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 423-1341
MD Torsk Baltimore Maritime Museum
Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
(301) 396-3453
MA Lionfish USS Massachusetts Memorial
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 678-1100
MI Silversides USS Silversides and Maritime Museum
North Muskegon, MI 49443
(616) 744-9117
NE Marlin* Freedom Park
Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 345-1959
NH Albacore* Maritime Museum at Albacore Park
Portsmouth, NH 03802
(603) 436-3680
NJ Ling State of New Jersey Naval Museum
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-3268
NY Croaker Naval and Servicemen's Park
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-1773
NY Growler* Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
New York City, NY 10036
(212) 245-2533
OH Cod Cleveland Coord. Comm. for USS Cod, Inc.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 566-8770
OK Batfish Muskogee War Memorial Park
Muskogee, OK 74402
(918) 682-6294
OR Blueback * Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 Southeast Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354
(503) 797-4000
PA Becuna Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1898
PA Requin Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-3403
SC Clamagore Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(803) 884-2727
TX Cavalla Seawolf Park, Pelican Island
2102 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 744-5738
WI Cobia Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(414) 684-0218

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.