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  • On Eternal Patrol #2
    Wahoo was sunk with all hands by Japanese air and naval forces on October 11 1943 Admiral Charles Lockwood wrote When a natural leader and born daredevil such as Mush Morton is given command of a submarine the result can only be a fighting ship of the highest order with officers and men who would follow their skipper to the Gates of Hell And they did Added Lockwood Morton lined

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  • Exhbits Overview
    for the United States during the Cold War Check out this improvement on German World War II V 1 Bomb technology USS Parche SS 384 Conning Tower On display is the conning tower of the famed World War II submarine USS Parche SS 348 Visitors may walk through the cramped space from where submerged attacks were conducted and also look through two periscopes mounted just outside the conning tower Kaiten See a modified Imperial Japanese Navy Long Lance Torpedo that was improved to be a human guided torpedo approximately 54 feet long and over 18 tons with a 3000 pound warhead Learn more about this exciting Japanese weapon and how it came into existence McCann Rescue Chamber The only successful rescue of men from a sunken American submarine played a key role in saving 33 Officers and crew from the sunked USS Squalus in May 1939 Checkout the chamber and then see the artifacts in the museum that show the bravery of these intrepid heroes Indoor Exhibits Battle Flags Hanging from above the WWII section of the museum are reproduction battle flags of U S submarines that fought the war in the Pacific The original battle flags are kept for

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  • On Eternal Patrol #3
    Jr was born on March 23 1923 in Providence Rhode Island After joining the Navy he endured boot camp and speciality school and served as a Machinist s Mate Second Class aboard the submarine USS Growler SS 215 Growler was

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  • On Eternal Patrol #4
    Text Secrets of the Sub Vargas Girls Vargas Girls Artist Alberto Vargas became famous for his WWII watercolors depicting beautiful pin up girls Varga girls were so popular that many different artists immitated Vargas technique and approach to the female figure an idealized female form eliciting sensuality and seduction During the 1940 s his work was a hit amongst enlisted men who drew inspiration from them which inadvertently created high

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  • USS Bowfin Technology
    of shipping and thousands of lives Clearly here in the submarine was a lean and mean way to change the battle for control of the seas almost overnight Both the United States and Japan increased technological developments for large submarines which would pay powerful dividends in World War II No longer the 50 to 100 foot submersible challenged to keep up the 1940s version of the Fleet Submarine was over 300 feet long capable of over 20 knots in speed able to stay weeks at sea and scour out thousands of miles in her patrol while delivering a devastating attack with torpedoes from below the surface Equipped with modern radios radar a five inch deck gun this modern behemoth could attack from the surface or while submerged delivering a withering fire with machine guns or twenty one inch torpedoes Her radar and sonar provided early detection of targets and her new deep cycle lead acid storage batteries gave her a 10 000 mile radius on her four diesel engines With a crew of over 80 men this tiny ship was capable of delivering the war to the front door step of the Emperor of Japan while conducting a variety of missions Bowfin made nine war patrols under four different skippers Step aboard and learn the rest of the story as we tell you how 288 submarines sank over 55 percent of the Imperial Japanese Navy shipping while suffering the loss of 52 submarines and more than 3 500 officers and crew Take the opportunity to visit the Submarine Memorial on the grounds to learn the awe inspiring story of each submarineís loss Secrets of the Sub How Does A Sub Stay So Quiet How do submarines stay so quiet Submarines are the ultimate stealth weapon Remaining underwater to attack or

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  • CSS HL Hunley
    four feet in diameter and about 25 feet long he split the boiler in two to add a bench for eight men to sit ion and pull a hand crank to drive a propeller With some additional tanks for water ballast and the ends pinched together he had a rough submarine about 44 feet long Two small hatches enabled the men to enter and exit the submarine and some flat plates on the side awkwardly controlled depth A spar jutting from the bow of the submarine with a bomb on it provided the weapon When completed the submarine H L Hunley was hauled to Charleston South Carolina for testing and to try and convince the Confederate Army he was serious But he was deadly serious Horace Hunley would lose his life along with 23 volunteers while testing his own submarine The whole idea was to place a pointy barb with a bomb attached into the side of a Union ship off the mouth of Charleston harbor The method was to ram the spar on the bow of Hunley into the side of the ship and then back off and detonate the bomb with a long pull cord On the cold and dark night of February 17 1864 seven men lead by George Dixon drove Hunley five miles to attack the Union steam sloop Housatonic In the ensuing explosion the Housatonic sank in a matter of minutes with the Hunley damaged and subsequently lost after the explosion Changes in technology had permitted increases in range endurance speed size crew and weapons delivery systems Hunley and her crew were lost for over a hundred years when she was discovered lying in the sand and mud on her side She was re covered from the sea in August of 2000 and is now

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  • On Eternal Patrol #4
    On Eternal Patrol 4 On Eternal Patrol 4 Text

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  • USS Bowfin Technology
    submarine was a lean and mean way to change the battle for control of the seas almost overnight Both the United States and Japan increased technological developments for large submarines which would pay powerful dividends in World War II No longer the 50 to 100 foot submersible challenged to keep up the 1940s version of the Fleet Submarine was over 300 feet long capable of over 20 knots in speed able to stay weeks at sea and scour out thousands of miles in her patrol while delivering a devastating attack with torpedoes from below the surface Equipped with modern radios radar a five inch deck gun this modern behemoth could attack from the surface or while submerged delivering a withering fire with machine guns or twenty one inch torpedoes Her radar and sonar provided early detection of targets and her new deep cycle lead acid storage batteries gave her a 10 000 mile radius on her four diesel engines With a crew of over 80 men this tiny ship was capable of delivering the war to the front door step of the Emperor of Japan while conducting a variety of missions Bowfin made nine war patrols under four different skippers

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