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  • USS Grunion (SS-216)
    miles northeast of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands On August 16 2006 they discovered a probable submarine wreck and produced sonar images of it The vessel shown here lies at a depth of over 2000 feet The following year the

    Original URL path: http://www.bowfin.org/museum/44-search-for-lost-subs/71-grunion-216?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-01-08)
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  • USS Wahoo (SS-238)
    Vladimir Kartashev found USS Wahoo SS 238 on July 28 2006 in the La Perouse Strait Mr Kartashev was searching at the location provided by the Wahoo Project The vessel is at a depth of 213 feet The U S Navy has confirmed the identity of the vessel as USS Wahoo USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Park hosted a memorial ceremony for the officers and men of USS Wahoo on October

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  • USS Lagarto (SS-371)
    Thailand on May 18 2005 by Jamie Macleod and Stewart Oehl of the MV Trident dive boat The wreck lies in 280 feet of water The U S Navy has identified and confirmed the wreck as USS Lagarto The families

    Original URL path: http://www.bowfin.org/museum/44-search-for-lost-subs/69-uss-lagarto-ss-371?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-01-08)
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  • Winning WWII
    WWII Winning WWII Secrets of the Sub Victory At Cost Victory at a cost During World War II The United States Submarine Force encompassing less than 2 of the U S Navy s fleet inflicted destruction on Japanese maritime power U S submarines were responsible for sinking over 30 of the Japanese Navy including eight aircraft carriers one battleship and eleven cruisers More importantly the Submarine Force sank 2 400

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  • Winning WWII
    Winning WWII Winning WWII

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  • McCann Rescue Chamber
    1939 when the USS Squalus sank to the bottom on a test dive Working against time and extreme depth divers from the submarine rescue vessel USS Falcon ASR 2 were able to attach a downhaul cable from a submarine rescue

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  • Musuem Overview
    287 Bowfin Artifacts Bowfin Park features the WWII submarine USS Bowfin SS 287 The Pacific Submarine Museum features a variety of Bowfin artifacts including flags models and artifacts exploring their 9 successful war patrols Guts Glory of a Missile How big is a ballistic missile Imagine being on a submarine crew with 24 missiles ready to fire One is on display at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Park with all of

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  • Exhibits
    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 conservation These flags are individually designed by the crewmen of the different boats the creativity style and design of each varies The one element common to all of them is the pride of the men who served Poseidon Missile How big is a ballistic missile Imagine being on a submarine crew with 16 missiles ready to fire One is on display at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Park with all of its electronics hydraulics adn propulsion elements accessible Bowfin Artifacts Bowfin Park features the World War II submarine USS Bowfin SS 287 The Pacific Submarine Museum features a variety of Bowfin artifacts including flags and models telling the story of Bowfin s nine successful war patrols Kaiten Kaiten Turn Toward Heaven The Human Torpedo The design of the Japanese Kaiten was originally based on the highly successful surfaced launched Type 93 Long Lance torpedo Nearly 400 Type 1 s were built and were the only type used operationally The Type 4 oxygen kerosene engine produced 1 500 horsepower on one shaft Top speed was 40 knots Range for Type 4 is listed as 38 52 miles at 20 knots 23 61 miles at 30 knots and 16 78 miles at 40 knots The warhead contained 3 960 pounds of TNT Approximately 45 50 Type 4 s were built in 1945 but were never used operationally An escape hatch was not provided for Kaiten built late in the war and in any case no pilot is known to have attempted to escape from his speeding torpedo as it approached its target Many Type 4 weapons were found at the Kure Naval Base after the War Kaiten were carried piggyback aboard mother submarines and possibly aboard a few surface ships adapted for that purpose At least three could be carried at a time on one mother sub some I boats carried as many as six Kaiten Maximum depth was 264 feet which placed that limit on the mother boat The most successful attack was the sinking of the fleet tanker Mississinewa in Ulithi anchorage on 20 November 1944 the destroyer escort Underhill was also sunk on 24 July 1945 A few other ships were damaged In the Japanese human torpedo program eight mother submarines and almost 900 lives were lost Regulus Regulus The Mail Missle Ever heard of receiving your mail via a missile Sounds crazy but

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