A panorama taken alongside the USS Pampanito, a Submarine designated SS-383, which is moored alongside Pier 45 in San Francisco. The submarine looks a little distorted in this panorama, but you can clearly see her '383' designation painted on the side of the conning tower. Lined up against the warehouse on Pier 45 is a large propeller. The USS Pampanito is open to the public, entrance fees apply. You can clearly see the submarine if you zoom in on the satellite view of the San Francisco Google map
USS Pampanito SS-383 Submarine - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'USS Pampanito SS-383 Submarine' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
Balao-class submarine, the USS Pampanito, is a WWII veteran with a clean sweep of six tours of duty in the western Pacific based out of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Now a National Historic Landmark, she is a memorial and a living museum ship open to visitors. Located in the National Maritime Park at Fisherman's Wharf, she is berthed next to the SS Jeremiah O'Brien on Pier 45.
Launched in Maine in March 1943, she was commissioned that November and arrived in Pearl Harbor on 14 February 1944 to begin active service. Her short but outstanding service history records six successful tours sinking over 27,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Decommissioned in December 1945, she served as a training ship and reserve until stricken from the Naval Register in 1971. transformed into a memorial and museum ship in 1975, she remains in San Francisco dock, honoured as a National Landmark and welcoming over 110,000 visitors annually.
Bus: 47 to Powell Street
Cable Car: Fisherman's Wharf
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