Oklahoma Military History Museums
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- 45th Infantry Museum - Oklahoma City
- 99s Museum of Women Pilots - Oklahoma City
- Cabin Creek Battlefield - Big Cabin
- Fort Gibson - Fort Gibson
- Fort Sill National Historic Landmark & Museum - Fort Sill
- Fort Supply - Fort Supply
- Fort Towson - Fort Towson
- Fort Washita - Durant
- Honey Springs Battlefield - Checotah
- J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum - Claremore
- Stafford Air & Space Museum - Weatherford
- Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium - Tulsa
- U.S. Army Artillery Museum - Fort Sill
- USS Batfish (SS-310) - Muskogee
- Washita Battlefield National Historic Site - Cheyenne
Oklahoma Military History Museums Directory
The USS Batfish rests at the Muskogee War Memorial Park in Muskogee Oklahoma. The Batfish is Oklahoma’s only submarine! Visitors coming to see the USS Batfish will quickly learn there is much more to this park than just the submarine. Visitors are treated to over 8 acres of land dedicated to military history. Aside from just a great day learning about the USS Batfish, visitors also have the opportunity to take part in overnight experiences or even host events on location. Be sure to check out the Muskogee War Memorial Park website and Facebook for more information. As usual, we recommend calling locations in advance if traveling from afar.
USS Batfish (SS/AGSS-310), is a Balao-class submarine, known primarily for the remarkable feat of sinking three Imperial Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour period, in February 1945. USS Batfish is the first vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the batfish, a fish found off the coast of Peru, at depths ranging from 3 to 76 metres.
Originally to be named Acoupa, hull SS-310 was renamed Batfish on 24 September 1942 prior to its keel laying on 27 December 1942. The Batfish was constructed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery, Maine and launched 5 May 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Nellie W. Fortier; and commissioned 21 August 1943, with Lieutenant Commander Wayne R. Merrill in command.