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Monday, December 19, 2016

USS Bowfin At Pearl Harbor

Above, visitors on deck of the USS Bowfin. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Pearl Harbor will be garnering attention in a few days as President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be paying a visit there.

Along with the battleship USS Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri, there is another vessel that visitors can tour.

It is the submarine USS Bowfin. It is located near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

Above, the USS Bowfin. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

According to the website, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites:
Launched one year to the day after the events of December 7, 1941, the submarine USS Bowfin, dubbed the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," completed nine successful patrols before eventually arriving at her final, peacetime berth in the waters of Pearl Harbor. 
Like her namesake - a scrappy, mean-looking fish with powerful jaws, sharp teeth, and a voracious appetite - the Bowfin proved to be a formidable underwater adversary, sinking 44 enemy ships during the war. Today, the Bowfin is a National Historic Landmark and museum ship where visitors from all over the world are able to experience what it was like to live and work aboard a World War II-era sub.
Above, the USS Bowfin from the Waterfront Submarine Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For more information on the Bowfin, go here

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