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USS Cod Submarine Memorial, Cleveland

Categories: Historic Sites, Ships, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • A most noteworthy craft that has been excellently restored! It seems they only lost one man to an accident through the war in the pacific, but the sub took a tool on Japanese shipping. Very good atten...  read more »
  • This is a great stop if you have an hour or so, to really get to explore the submarine. It's amazing how many men stayed in the sub at one time. There is a lot to explore, and you get to climb down in...  read more »
  • We were very impressed with this submarine!! Everything is exactly as it was during WWII. To think our fathers who fought in WWII fought on a ship like this was amazing. 
  • We came for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and saw this off to the side of the parking lot. My Grandpa served on a very similar sub in WWII and it was a real honor to get to walk through this one and try to put myself in his shoes. Very educational and fun. The guys that work on this do a fantastic job. Lots of details inside too.
  • Probably one of the most interesting sights in Cleveland. They have kept this sub in great shape without making it more tourist friendly. They are constantly working on it to repair and maintain the original systems to make it as authentic as possible.
  • My grate grand father served on this submarine in world war 2! It was amazing
  • Kids will love it and very neat for adults
  • Excellent self tour. You basically have the run of the sub!
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