USS Torsk, hull number SS-423, is a Tench-class submarine built for the United States Navy during World War II. Armed with ten torpedo tubes, the Tench-class submarines were incremental developments of the highly-successful Gato-class submarines that formed the backbone of the US Navy's submarine force during the war. Torsk was laid down at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in June 1944, was launched in September that year, and commissioned in December.PutUSS Torsk into our Baltimore trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
In 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan, sinking one cargo vessel and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the United States Navy in World War II. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she operated primarily as a training vessel; she also went on deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and helped to train elements of the Atlantic Fleet in anti-submarine tactics. Decommissioned in 1964, she served for another seven years as a training vessel for the Naval Reserve. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in December 1971 and turned over to the state of Maryland for use as a museum ship. She is now part of the historic fleet of Historic Ships in Baltimore.
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Very cool to walk through a submarine. Kids 13, 10 and 8 thought it was super neat. We bought a package so we could also tour the USS Constellation too, which was also a neat experience.
Very cool to walk through a submarine. Kids 13, 10 and 8 thought it was super neat. We bought a package so we could also tour the USS Constellation too, which was also a neat experience. more »
I have a big thing for WW2 era sub exhibits and the Torsk did not disappoint. It's totally self-guided so you can spend as much time checking things out.
I have a big thing for WW2 era sub exhibits and the Torsk did not disappoint. It's totally self-guided so you can spend as much time checking things out. more »
It's incredible to think people lived here for months during a deployment. All the sailors must be fit as the walkways are small and hard to move through. You have to always face the stairs going up or down for safety and definitely watch your head.
I love visiting this submarine. Very tight fit inside with narrow corridors, but many authentic items aboard. I've been here 3 times.
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