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USS Pampanito Conning Tower

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USS Pampanito Conning Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken from the conning tower of the USS Pampanito submarine (SS-383) moored at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The conning tower is not open to the public, though much of the rest of the submarine is, so this panorama shows a unique view over the submarine and the surrounding area, close up to one of the guns. Beyond the conning tower to the north is Alcatraz and Angel Island. The panorama also shows one of the pleasure cruises departing from pier 43.

USS Pampanito Conning Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION

USS Pampanito Conning Tower - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'USS Pampanito Conning Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.

USS Pampanito Submarine moored near the SS Jeremiah O'Brien in Fisherman's Wharf is a National Landmark and managed by the National Maritime Park. This Balao-class submarine was commissioned for less than two years active service in the second world war between 1943-1945. Her unusual name is derived from Pampano, a type of fish (gafftopsail pompano, or trachinotus rhodopus).


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