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The Russian Scorpion Submarine, Long Beach

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  • You'll notice from the outside how poorly maintained and in disrepair this submarine is today. And there's probably good reason to stop the tours, but it's still cool to see from the outside. To the m...  more »
  • An amazing tour of how submariners lived together in such a confined space. If your tall you will want to duck.  more »
  • Currently the attraction is closed, and no information will be reopened, but seeing the outside is very interesting to see a live submarine, it is next to the Queen Mary and that you can see the Sub.
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  • I got the scorpion submarine tours as part of a package on the day that the bacon festival was going on. This is a self-guided tour so you can go at your own pace and it is tight in there so a guided tour would be tricky lol! First you start off in the scorpion building and show them your ticket and then you walk out of the building, down the bridge and onto the sub. Then you walk to the far end of the sub and enter. You walk through the whole thing and pop back up on the back. Its a pretty good system and I only saw one guy moving backwards through the sub to go check out the torpedo room again. There are seven departments and each time you crawl through one of the watertight doors or through one of the hatches, a Russian voice starts speaking to you and telling you what's going on in the room that you a currently in. I took a bunch of photos and checked it out for about 20 minutes and emerged in the back and then rushed off for the World War 2 History tour aboard the Queen Mary.
  • LOVE this tour of the infamous "Scorpion" Russian submarine. You can tour it at your own pace, checking out the cramped quarters, even sitting down at the officers table. There is some great history here, so bring your camera and enjoy taking pictures of old school uber complicated guages, levers and dials. And check out how small that bathroom was - wow! Pro tip - the submarine is tight inside, and requires you to be pretty flexible to crawl through some spaces. If you've got some physical challenges, be aware that some parts of the sub can prove tough to get through.
  • Last time I was in the Long Beach area was back in October 2000. I'd gone through Scorpion B-427 the summer before and had an absolutely dynamic time just exploring her from one end to the other. They do put stairs in there for people to get through the hatches, so it's not wheelchair accessible. I discovered that the "regular" bunks the Soviet sailors used are as long as I am tall, and my shoulders go from one edge to the other. First advertising I saw for the sub was back in 1998, and it was billed as "Queen Mary and Scorpion: Stealth and Wealth Side By Side". I can't really say enough about the Scorpion... you really do have to see her to understand her. I plan to return to Long Beach sometime soon to take another tour of Queen Mary and Scorpion B-427 until my heart's content.
  • Cool and creepy, awesome experience. If you are claustrophobic is not the right place for you.
  • It was good, made me to know how it was when submarine was in water back around the siviet times.