USS Requin (SS-481)

USS Requin image provided courtesy of the Carnegie Science Center

Commissioned on April 28, 1945, as a Standard Fleet Submarine, Requin made its first journey to Hawaii to join the Pacific Fleet at Balboa. Arriving at Pearl Harbor in early August of the same year, the submarine prepared for its first war patrol. In port at Pearl Harbor Naval Base when World War II ended, Requin departed and headed west for Guam. The submarine was recalled to Pearl Harbor on October 26, 1945, with ultimate orders to sail to Staten Island, NY. The USS Requin continued to serve all the way until it was struck from the naval registry in December of 1971. Today, Requin serves a very different purpose, educating hundreds of thousands of visitors about life and science aboard a submarine in the mid-20th Century. Preserved within her 312-foot-long hull is the technology of a bygone era; she is a far cry from the sleek nuclear-powered behemoths that now patrol our seas. (Description has been sourced with persmission from the Carnegie Science Center website)

Website: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/exhibits/requin-submarine-history/

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