USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park in Hawaii

Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr., Honolulu, HI 96818 - MAP
Phone: (808) 423-1341
Web: www.bowfin.org

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & ParkThe USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park offers visitors a fascinating look at the history of submarines, from the first attempt in 1776 to current technological feats of today's nuclear submarines.

The USS Bowfin Museum allows visitors to go below deck aboard the National Historic Landmark, which was launched after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942. The World War II submarine went on to sink 44 enemy ships during her nine war patrols.

The waterfront memorial stands in tribute to the 52 American submarines and the more than 3,500 submariners lost in World War II.

Visitors can take a self-guided tour that narrates what life was like aboard for the 80-man crew.

The 10,000-square-foot Museum includes submarine-related artifacts such as submarine weapon systems, photographs, paintings, battle flags, original recruiting posters, and detailed submarine models, all illustrating the history of the U.S. Submarine Service.

Exhibits include a Poseidon C-3 missile, which allows visitors to examine its inner workings.