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USS Torsk, Baltimore

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USS Torsk is part of the historic fleet of Historic Ships in Baltimore and is one of two s still located inside the United States. 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.Service history1944 - 45Her keel was laid down on 7 June 1944 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 6 September 1944 sponsored by Bess M. Reed (wife of Navy Captain Allen B. Reed), and commissioned on 16 December 1944 with Commander Bafford E. Lewellen in command.Completed on the last day of 1944, Torsk trained out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Newport, Rhode Island, and New London, Connecticut, until 11 February 1945, when she headed for Florida. On 16 February, the submarine arrived at Port Everglades, Florida, where she provided services for antisubmarine research. She departed that Florida port on 20 February, transited the Panama Canal, and reached Hawaii on 23 March.
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  • Docked at the Inner Harbor along with other ships is a submarine that fought in World War II and continued to perform in the Korean War as well. I already knew a submarine inside since I was on a Dutch flag a long time ago. I was able to do the entire tour guided by a veteran who had sailed on the submarine and his explanations were simple and enlightening. I remember the Torpedo Room, the squats where the crew slept, there's a Battery Log Book and personal hygiene items used by the crew. It's worth it.
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  • Where else do you get to walk through a formerly operating submarine? This was such a cool experience and there was a veteran on board who had worked on a similar ship and gave a lot more detail than ...  more »
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  • Very interesting museum, learned a lot about submarine life here. The self-guided tour is one of my favorite experiences in Baltimore to date. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something to do in the Inner Harbor.
  • This was my favorite experience in Baltimore and one of my tops world wide. You can actually go down and explore the whole first level of the submarine, including the torpedo room that sunk the final enemy ships in WWII. Very cool...and shocking to see the living quarters. Unique experience back in time on a special battleship.

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