Monday, May 26, 2008

Museum Ships and Submarine Memorials


This is a nice compilation from http://sleepyeyedwhiners.blogspot.com

One thing I have been planning to do for a while is compile a list of all the ship memorials you can visit in the United States. While a lot of this information is culled from the Wikipedia article on Museum Ships, that article lists ships all over the world, and I, with a few exceptions (those I have visited, some interesting submarines), wanted to limit this to the United States, where I, and most of you, will probably limit our travels. If you're looking for ships overseas, the Wikipedia entry was updated 5/12/2008, so it's up-to-date, and I recommend it.

What it doesn't list, and will take me some time to improve on, is all the submarine memorials and museums that do not include ships. I expect that list will take quite some time to compile and I look to all of you for help adding a particular submarine (or naval) museum, no matter how small. If you have one I don't have, pass me the name, location, and a link to their "official" web site, if you have it. If not, something decent is good enough!

Of these, I can say I have visited many of them; USS Arizona (will add Missouri in two weeks!), USS Wisconsin, USS North Carolina, the ships at Patriot's Point (but not since the Cold War Memorial was erected, but I did visit the SS Savannah when she was still there!), USS Massachusetts, USS Lionfish, USS Joseph P Kennedy, USS Fall River, USS Alabama, USS Drum, USS Nautilus, HMS Belfast, Mystic Seaport, USS Barry, USS Constellation, USS Constitution. But, I am saddened by some I have been close to and missed (in San Diego, Buffalo, Long Beach).

Submarines
USS Albacore, SS-569, Portsmouth NH
R/V Aluminaut, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA
B-39 (Soviet Foxtrot), Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA
B-427 (Soviet Foxtrot), alongside the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
USS Batfish, SS-310, Muscogee, OK
USS Becuna, SS-319, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA
USS Blueback, SS-581, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR
USS Bowfin, SS-287, Balao Class, Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Cavalla, SS-244, Gato Class, Seawolf Park, Galveston, TX
USS Clamagore, SS-343, Balao Class, Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC
USS Cobia, SS-245, Gato Class, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI
USS Cod, SS-224, Gato Class, Cleveland, OH
USS Croaker, SS-246, Gato Class, Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, NY
USS Drum, SS-228, Gato Class, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL
Fenian Ram, Holland Designed Submarine, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
HA-19, Japanese Midget Sub, Ko-hyoteki Class, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredricksburg, TX
USS Marlin, SST-2, T-1 Class, Freedom Park, Omaha, NE
USS Lionfish, SS-298, Balao Class, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA
K-77, Soviet Juliett Class, Collier Point Park, Providence, RI (note closed as the sub sunk at the pier during a storm)
HMS Holland I, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, UK
USS Ling, SS-297, Balao Class, The New Jersey Naval Museum, Hackensack, NJ (note, apparently the museum is in danger of losing the Ling).
USS Nautilus, SSN-571, US Navy Submarine Force Museum, Groton, CT
USS Pampanito, SS-383, Balao Class, San Francisco Maritime National Park Ass., Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
USS Razorback, SS-394, Balao Class, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, Little Rock, AR
USS Silversides, SS-236, Gato Class, Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum, Muskegon, MI
USS Torsk, SS-423, Tench Class, Baltimore Maritime Museum, Baltimore, MD
Trieste, Bathyscape, Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC
Trieste II, DSV-1, Naval Undersea Museum, Silverdale, WA
U-505, Type IX-C, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL



Submarine Museums and Memorials:
St. Mary's Bay Submarine Museum, St. Mary's GA
Cold War Memorial, Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant SC
USS Snook (SS-279) Memorial, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, Little Rock,AR
Naval Undersea Museum, Silverside, WA, includes sail from USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) and control room from USS Greenling, SSN-614


Battleships:
USS North Carolina, BB-55, North Carolina Class, Wilmington NC
USS Alabama, BB-60, South Dakota class, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile AL
USS Massachusetts, BB-59, South Dakota Class, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA
USS Texas, BB-35, New York Class, La Porte, TX
USS Missouri, BB-63, Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Arizona, BB-39, Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Wisconsin, BB-64, Iowa Class, Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Iowa Class, Camden, NJ


Carriers:
USS Yorktown, CV-10, Essex Class, Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant (Charleston) SC
USS Midway, CV-41, San Diego CA
USS Lexington, CV-16, Essex Class, Corpus Christi, TX
USS Hornet, CV-12, Essex Class, Alameda, CA
USS Intrepid, CV-11, Essex Class, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York, NY (being refitted until 11/2008)
USS Saratoga, CV-60, Forrestal Class, Air Land & Sea Heritage and Technology Park, North Kingstown, RI (acquisition still in progress)


Others:
USS Barry, DD-933, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
USS Olympia, C-6, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA
SS American Victory, Liberty Ship, Tampa, FL
SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Liberty Ship, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
SS Lane Victory, Liberty Ship, San Pedro, CA
USS Cairo, Union Ironclad, Vicksburg, MS
USS Cassin Young, DD-793, Fletcher Class, Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA
USS Laffey, DD-724, Sumner Class, Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC
USS Ingham, WHEC-25, Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Cold War Memorial, Replica of Franklin Class SSBN, Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC
USS Constellation, 1850's Corvette, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
USS Constitution, 1797 Frigate, Boston, MA
USS Little Rock, CL-92, Cleveland Class, Buffalo&Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, NYUSS The Sullivans, DD-537, Fletcher Class, Buffalo&Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, NY
USS Edson, DD-946, Sherman (Hull) Class, Wisconsin Naval Ship Association, Sheboygan, WI (Planned)
USS Hazard, AM-240, Admirable Class, Freedom Park, Omaha, NE
Hiddensee, Soviet Corvette, Taruntel I Class, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA
USS Joseph P. Kennedy, DD-850, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA
USS Fall River, CA-131, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA (Bow only preserved)
PT-796, Higgins Class PT Boat, PT-617, ELCO Class PT Boat, Battleship Cove, Fall River MA
USS Kidd, DD-661, Fletcher Class, Louisiana Veterans Memorial, Baton Rouge, LA
USS Potomac, AG-25, Presidential Yacht, Oakland, CA
USS Salem, CA-139, Des Moines Class, U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum, Quincy, MA
USCGS McLane, Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum, Muskegon, MI
USS Slater, DE-766, Cannon Class, Albany, NY
USS Stewart, DE-238, Edsall Class, Seawolf Park, Galveston, TX
USCGS Sundew, WLB-404, Iris Class, Great Lakes Floating Maritime Museum, Duluth, MN
USCGC Taney, WHEC-37, Treasury Class, Baltimore Maritime Museum, Baltimore, MD


Honorable Mention (visited by me):
HMS Belfast, C-35, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Churchill's War Rooms, London, UK
Charles W. Morgan, Whaler, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Emma C. Berry, Sloop, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Joseph Conrad, Sailing Ship, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Sabino, Coal Steamer, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
L.A. Dunton, Schooner, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT