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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…