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    USS Bowfin Ship Specifications

    (SS-287) CLASS: Balao CONSTRUCTED Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (actually located in Kittery, Maine) KEEL LAID 23 July 1942 LAUNCHED 7 December 1942, hence her nickname the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” SPONSOR Mrs. Jane Gawne, wife of Captain James Orville Gawne, USN COMMISSIONED 1 May 1943 COMPLEMENT Originally 70 men (7 officers & 63 enlisted), later increased to 80 men (10 officers & 70 enlisted) DISPLACEMENT 1,810 tons (diving trim); 2,415 tons (submerged) LENGTH 311 feet 9 13/16 inches MAXIMUM BEAM 27 feet 3 inches MEAN DRAFT 15 feet 3 inches (diving trim) FREEBOARD 12 feet 5 inches @ bow (diving trim) 3 feet 11 inches @ stern (diving trim)…

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    USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

    USS Bowfin Tickets! – USS Bowfin Ship Specifications – Mission Statement:¬†USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park’s mission is to restore and preserve the WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287). Bowfin Park’s parent organization, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (PFSMA), is a non-profit group that receives no state or federal funding. The museum includes an extensive look at the fascinating history of submarines from the first daring attempt in 1776 to use a submersible in warfare to the feats of today’s nuclear submarines. The submarine provides an opportunity for visitors to go below deck aboard this National Historic Landmark, the Famous World War II submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched on December…

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    USS Missouri Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Missouri Tickets! – USS Missouri Ship Specifications – The USS Missouri (the “Mighty Mo”) proudly rides at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial, the two marking the beginning and the end of World War II. The USS Missouri Memorial opened January 29, 1999 and is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii. One cannot fail to be deeply moved by the historic significance of this great ship. She was the last battleship ever built and the biggest. She is almost 900 feet long and over 100 feet in beam and more than 200 feet in height. Each link in the 1,200-foot long chains…

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    USS Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Arizona Tickets! Pearl Harbor Family Package, Pearl Harbor Battleships Tour of Oahu, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour, Private Tour: Pearl Harbor Experience, Island Hopping Pearl Harbor Tour, Pearl Harbor Sightseeing and Honolulu Duck Tour, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour and so many more options¬†HERE! – Casualty List – – Ship’s Specifications – – Survivor List – he USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed…

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    USS Arizona Battleship Specifications

    – Casualty List – – Survivor List – SHIP’S DATA NAME ARIZONA HULL NUMBER BB-39 BUILDER BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK LAID DOWN MARCH 16, 1914 CHRISTENED JUNE 19, 1915, BY MISS ESTHER ROSS. COMMISSIONED OCTOBER 17, 1917 CONSTRUCTION COST $7,425,000.00 (HULL AND MACHINERY), $12,993,579.23 (TOTAL) DIMENSIONS DISPLACEMENT 34,207 TONS (NORMAL); 37,654 TONS (FULL LOAD) LENGTH (WL) 600′ LENGTH (OA) 608′ MAXIMUM BEAM 106′ 3″ MEAN DRAFT 28′ MAXIMUM DRAFT 33′ 6″ PROPULSION AND MACHINERY TOTAL WEIGHT OF MACHINERY 2,462 TONS (WITH LIQUIDS) BOILERS SIX BUREAU EXPRESS TYPE; 300-PSI/472 DEGREES F. OPERATING TEMPERATURE. DRIVE FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM HIGH-PRESSURE MAIN TURBINES; FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM CRUISE…

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    Today’s Pearl Harbor Allure

    Regardless of your age, or your interest in World War II, a visit to Pearl Harbor Hawaii is an extremely emotional experience. There are many war memorials across America, but there’s something truly different here. At 7:55 on the sunny morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, 183 Japanese warplanes swooped out of a cloudless sky and demolished the US Pacific fleet docked at Pearl Harbor. It was this single catastrophic event, not the invasion of Poland, the Battle of Britain or the persecution of the Jews, that finally dragged the United States into World War II. But you already knew that, right? What you didn’t know, and won’t until you…