Submarines


Why Is the Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

When you take a closer look at the different exhibits and memorials at Pearl Harbor, you find that some of them have no physical connection to the December 7, 1941 attack.... Read More

A Complete Guide to Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

To get the most of your time at Pearl Harbor, an organized tour is highly recommended. It’s the most efficient way to explore the history of December 7, 1941. To... Read More

New Ships To Bear the Names Arizona and Oklahoma

By: Mark Loproto

It’s been over 75 years since a US Navy ship named USS Arizona or USS Oklahoma was in service. After being destroyed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941,... Read More

Missing Submarine USS Grayback Located

By: Mark Loproto

Over the course of the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy engaged in many deadly encounters. Scattered throughout the Pacific Theater are the sunken remains... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Cachalot

By: Mark Loproto

The submarine USS Cachalot (SS-170) was laid down at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in October of 1931, the eighth of nine so-called V-boats to be produced for the United States... Read More

Organizing Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

You're coming to Hawaii, and near the top of your list of things to do while you're here is a visit to Pearl Harbor. There's a lot to see at... Read More

The Fate of the Captured Midget Submarine HA. 19

By: Mark Loproto

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, before the Imperial Japanese Navy’s warplanes reached Pearl Harbor, another group of vessels was moving toward the Oahu naval base. One... Read More

Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Outdoor Exhibits

By: Mark Loproto

One of the main attractions of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. In addition to the iconic submarine herself, the site features an... Read More

Pearl Harbor Ships on the Morning of the Attack

By: Bruce Danforth

There were 130 vessels of the US Navy's Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, the day of the Japanese surprise attack. Ninety-six of the Pearl Harbor ships... Read More

Four Iconic Pearl Harbor Moments

By: Mark Loproto

Visiting Pearl Harbor is the best way of remembering those who gave their lives during the tragic events of December 7th, 1941. Spending time at the USS Arizona and Oklahoma... Read More

Touring the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

By: Mark Loproto

One of the most popular sites at Pearl Harbor is located right next to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. In addition to an impressive vessel, it features are both indoor... Read More

USS Bowfin – 75 Years, 9 Million Visitors Later

By: Mark Loproto

In late April, 2018, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park welcomed its nine millionth visitor, a milestone that proves the world hasn't forgotten the December 7, 1941 attack on... Read More

Operation Barney: Revenge for a Lost Submarine

By: Mark Loproto

Today, the Bowfin submarine is a museum ship and memorial park, one of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Launched one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, she... Read More

The Mark 14 Torpedo: Problem Child of the US Navy

By: Mark Loproto

In the early months of World War II, the US Navy was finding it difficult to get a leg up on their Japanese opponents. One of the thorniest issues was... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s New USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

Just off the southeastern coast of Ford Island, overlooking the wreckage of the USS Arizona and the memorial that stands above, sits a mighty battleship of the US Navy. The... Read More

Learning Pearl Harbor: What Is a Submarine?

By: Mark Loproto

Submarine history begins long before the 20th century, but it was during World War I that they became a true staple of naval warfare. In both World War I and... Read More

The Conning Tower of the USS Parche

By: Mark Loproto

During your explorations of Pearl Harbor, you find tributes to some of the iconic ships of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack and World War II. There’s an anchor from... Read More

Bells of the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

By: Mark Loproto

First introduced as early as the 18th century, submersible vessels became a staple of warfare in the 20th century. Submarines made their first significant military impact in World War I,... Read More

Know Before You Go: Pearl Harbor Essentials Pt. 2

By: Mark Loproto

As you prepare for your journey back to 1941, to the day when the United States felt a stunned sorrow over the loss of 2,403 American lives, you’ll want to... Read More

Exhibits of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor, the American naval base and site of the December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack, is home to a number of different attractions, memorials, and things to see. From the... Read More

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