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USS Pampanito - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

One of the best restored World War II fleet boats, Pampanito earned six battle stars for her World War II service in the Pacific, sinking five vessels with a total tonnage of 27,332 tons.

Her biggest day came on September 12, 1944, when she and two other submarines surprised an 11-ship convoy and sank seven vessels. Later, Pampanito rescued more than 73 Allied prisoners of war who had been carried aboard the enemy transports unbeknown to the submariners.

Laid up after the war, Pampanito was acquired by the Maritime Park Association (formerly the National Maritime Museum Association) and opened to the public at Pier 45, near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Pampanito conducts youth group overnight encampments.

USS Pampanito is a National Historic Landmark.

Class: Balao Launched: July 12, 1943 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Commissioned: November 6, 1943. Length: 311 feet, 8 inches. Beam: 27 feet, 4 inches
Draft: 17 feet (surface trim). Displacement: 1,525 tons. Armament: Ten 21-inch torpedo tubes; one 4-inch/50 caliber gun; one 40 mm Bofors; one 20 mm Oerlikon gun. Copyright (C) 1997-2004, Historic Naval Ships Association.

Deck Guns
Deck Guns
Docked at Pier 45
Docked at Pier 45
USS Pampanito
USS Pampanito
War Poster
War Poster
Walking Aboard
Walking Aboard
Rear Torpedo Room
Rear Torpedo Room
Torpedo Storage
Torpedo Storage
Plumbing Overhead
Plumbing Overhead
The Head
The Head
Throttle Controls
Throttle Controls
Hatch to the Bridge
Hatch to the Bridge
Diesel Engine
Diesel Engine
Desalination Unit
Desalination Unit
Sleeping Quarters
Sleeping Quarters
The Mess
The Mess
Mess Radio
Mess Radio
Doesn't Every Ship Have One?
Doesn't Every Ship Have One?
Kitchen
Kitchen
Diving Controls
Diving Controls
Diving Controls
Diving Controls
Steering Controls
Steering Controls
Commander's Quarters
Commander's Quarters
Forward Torpedo Room
Forward Torpedo Room
Steam Powered Torpedo Exhibit
Steam Powered Torpedo Exhibit
Forward Torpedo Tubes
Forward Torpedo Tubes
On the Deck
On the Deck
Observation Deck
Observation Deck