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USS Cod Submarine Memorial, Cleveland

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Historic Site
The once-active World War II submarine USS Cod Submarine Memorial honors the many soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty in the United States Navy Submarine Force. This particular submarine launched in 1943 and fought over half a dozen significant battles during World War II. The ship's real claim to fame came in 1945, when it rescued 56 Dutch sailors from a stuck submarine, performing the only international submarine-to-submarine rescue in history. Climb aboard the wartime boat to get a taste for the cramped living spaces experienced by the many men who made their home aboard. Ex-submariners man the vessel for visitors, giving the experience a very personal touch. Add USS Cod Submarine Memorial and other attractions to your Cleveland trip itinerary using our Cleveland holiday planner.
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  • The USS Cod dating back to 1941 and decommissioned in 1971 is such an amazing piece of history. The submarine has been beautifully renovated and maintained. Once you arrive at the attraction, the staf...  more »
  • We stopped by here on Memorial Day, and it was interesting. We couldn't get a Group on because the website was having technical difficulties which sucked and I was standing right in front of the Place...  more »
  • This gem is worth the visit-you will get a great perspective on subs and their role in the war. Staff are knowledgeable and the onboard exhibits are interesting. Note that you will descend and ascend ...  more »
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  • Awesome historical sight! We enjoyed it very much and the staff were awesome. This vessel has not been altered in any way. Kind of a tight fit but that's the price you pay! She had period correct military manuals on that added to its correctness! An enjoyable visit for anyone to visit! S/F
  • A great time capsule into what life was like on a WWII submarine. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff are more than happy to answer any questions and happy to add stories of their own experience! Self guided tour of nearly the entire submarine from front torpedo room to aft.
  • It's a nice self-guided tour of a submarine. My 10 yr old really liked it. If you have trouble with climbing ladders and through small doorways or being in confined spaces and such I would not recommend going inside for this tour though.
  • Gato-class submarine, the only vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the cod, named after the world's most important food fish of the North Atlantic and North Pacific. Very nice, intact.
  • Cool Submarine. Tours are great and affordable. Pretty hard to believe people lived like that for years.