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USS Cod Submarine Memorial, Cleveland

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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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  • Up front: If you a "large" person, just be advised that this is a submarine, the area is that of a submarine, with small areas, AND you MUST enter and exit through port holes of a submarine. Now, I to...  more »
  • This sub is amazing! There are buttons to push throughout the sub that will give you an audio tour, they have one in the different sections to tell you what they did, how they worked, and what life wa...  more »
  • Great deal even if not on groupon but I couldn't figure out why they tarp it before opening. maybe to keep out the rain water or the homeless.  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.
  • Nothing better than to see history first hand. Enjoyed the tour and enjoy reading about the history. A great little tour to take family too and to show appreciation for our past and present service men and women.
  • A little tight fit going down the hatch but well worth the trouble. I'm a bit claustrophobic and this really made me realize what those sailors had to endure in service to their country. Everything appeared very authentic and the docent was extremely knowledgeable.
  • 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.

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