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USS Pampanito, San Francisco

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Step aboard USS Pampanito, a veteran Balao-class submarine that allows you to see how crews lived and worked aboard the vessel during the World War II. Constructed in 1943 to meet America's need for advanced submarines, the craft helped patrol shipping lanes in the Pacific theater and on several occasions engaged and sunk Japanese ships. Visit this National Register of Historic Places-listed museum/ship, and explore the corridors and tight spaces where her crew spent months at a time at sea. You'll find bunk beds, periscopes, the engine room, the torpedo tube, and more inside; many mechanisms are still in working condition today. Plan your visit to USS Pampanito and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Francisco online trip builder .
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  • We decided not to enter because we had already been in a submarine in New York and believe that not worth the price that pay. Pero for take a look des dock, it's interesting enough
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  • We went to the USS PAMPANITO and surprised the good state of the submarino.quizas I would have liked to have more explanations of its facilities since I understand that putting a guide is complicated because the space is very small. At the end of the tour there's a couple of Veterans of war (not is if served in the pampanito, I don't think so because of his age) that cordially answered us our questions. A little expensive entrance (U$ S 28 U$ S 20 students). care, veterans or free soldiers. It is not a walk for elderly or disabled.
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  • This was the first time we had toured an actual WWII submarine. It was fascinating. The small space that accommodated the crew and all the actual things they could do is unbelievable. A real look at w...  more »
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  • Great for war/ WW2 history buffs in this historic submarine. Located close to fisherman's wharf/pier 39, getting here is no problem and not hard. Don't come here if you are claustrophobic or cannot climb steep ladders, since the quarters of the submarine are tight and can only be accessed by ladders. Audio guide is provided. Admission is included with Go San Francisco card.
  • This is a WW2 submarine with a really rich history. The tour isn't a very long one, but you learn a lot about life on the sub and thier missions. The museum docents and staff have done a phenomenal job of restoring and maintaining this boat, preserving a piece of living history. Definitely worth a visit if you're around Pier 39.
  • Really cool place to check out. You can find a discount coupon on town maps provided to hotels ($5 off admission). Really adorable Sub Veterans volunteer to answer questions you may have. Ask about the red lights!
  • Very cool! $20 for general adult admission. There are discounts for students. There's also a free audio tour you can take along with you. It's quite informative. Heels are not allowed on board. No food or drink are allowed either
  • This is an awesome Museum! The condition of the vessel is impressive. It's a great visit if you're a history buff or looking for something to fill your schedule. When else would you get to walk into a submarine! The tour is self guided with a headset. You can do the entire vessel in about 20-30 minutes. There is a military discount with valid ID and it's free if you're in uniform.
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