USS Bowfin

USS Bowfin

Sinking 22 vessels in its patrols during WWII the USS Bowfin is one of the Navy’s most storied “Silent Service” submarines.

USS Bowfin (SS287) in dock at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawai'i

Nicknamed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” the USS Bowfin Submarine was launched on December 7, 1942 exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Bowfin is one of only 15 U.S. WWII submarines that survived not becoming scrap metal or used as target practice in military exercises following decommission after its service. Now, the Bowfin is a National Historic Landmark and resides in Honolulu at Pearl Harbor.

The two and a half acre USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park sits on the beautiful shoreline of historic Pearl Harbor and is located within the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Visitors to the site can tour the decks of the submarine and see up-close what it was like for sailors to live and work on a submarine during World War II.

Learn more about this amazing submarines story and the role it played in helping end World War II on the WWII Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour.

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