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USS Pampanito, San Francisco

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Step aboard USS Pampanito, a veteran Balao-class submarine that allows you to see how crews lived and worked aboard the vessel during the World War II. Constructed in 1943 to meet America's need for advanced submarines, the craft helped patrol shipping lanes in the Pacific theater and on several occasions engaged and sunk Japanese ships. Visit this National Register of Historic Places-listed museum/ship, and explore the corridors and tight spaces where her crew spent months at a time at sea. You'll find bunk beds, periscopes, the engine room, the torpedo tube, and more inside; many mechanisms are still in working condition today. Plan your visit to USS Pampanito and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Francisco online trip builder .
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  • We had never been inside a submarine before and were struck by how narrow it was. Very good audio guide. The submariners in WW2 were true heroes. Well worth the visit  more »
  • I went with my sister (I have 21 and she 13) and we both loved it was very interesting and a unique experience to be missed!!!!
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  • Our Cub Scout Pack stayed the night for this floating museum's kids program. It was comfortable, informative and incredibly fun. I think our boys will never forget this experience. The staff was friendly and very safety oriented.
  • This was a great sub to tour. It took the wife an I about 45 minutes to an hour to get through the tour - while we did the audio guided tour, we did take extra time to enjoy the ship itself.

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