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USS Bowfin Submarine Tour
Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

The USS Bowfin Submarine (SS287) launched on December 7, in 1942, one year to the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. World War II the USS Bowfin was nicknamed the "Pear Harbor Avenger". The submarine is now part of a memorial park in Pearl Harbor, which includes a 10,000 square foot indoor museum, an outdoor museum featuring missiles and other weapons, and tours of the submarine itself.

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The USS Bowfin Submarine Tour Museum is located next to the USS Arizona Memorial Tour and Museum. The Bowfin Submarine Museum includes an outdoor area, a 10,000 square foot indoor museum, and a memorial honoring submarine crew members killed in battle. There is an entrance fee for the museum and for the submarine tour.

Photos of Touring the USS Bowfin Submarine

A collection of pictures taken on a self-guided tour of the inside of the USS Bowfin Submarine and pictures taking while walking on top of the submarine.

Indoor USS Bowfin Submarine Museums
The indoor exhibits at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum include artifacts from the Bowfin Submarine, documents related to the submarine and its voyages, and a Poseidon C-E Missile.

Outdoor USS Bowfin Submarine Museums
Outdoor exhibits at the USS Bowfin Park Missile Museum include a U.S. military Regulus I Missile, a Japanese Kaiten torpedo, a 40 millimeter Quad Gun, the conning tower of the USS Parche submarine, and other missiles, torpedoes, and weaponry. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is located at 11 Arizona Memorial Drive in Pearl Harbor. It is owned by the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association. In 1986 it was designated National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.

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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
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