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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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  • Good for adults to get an insight of the life that sailors onboard the submarine had to live in. Their kitchen, bunk beds, weaponry etc are preserved well and one gets a feel of past history. However,...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Showed up at 5:15 today with the understanding they closed at 6 PM. We were promptly rejected as we only had "15 minutes". Nothing else..they didnt care. My husband insists they closed at 6 PM. We are from out of town like most people. Even if we had to get a quick tour and be rushed out we wouldn't have cared...we came along way to see the SF and what it has to offer and my husband really wanted to see the submarine..he is veteran. So I give them one star for awful customer service and disrespect.
  • 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.
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