USS Requin (SS-481)

arrows down for button Nearby Events
USS Requin
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)


One Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lat: 40.44, Long: -80.0 Google Maps


Upcoming Events

USS Requin (SS-481) does not have any events listed here. If you would like to add one contact us.

Nearby Military History

Nearby Events

Nearby Upcoming Events

North Coast Military Collectors Military Show (82.04 mi)
Oct 23, 2022
North Canton, OH
Soldiers & Switchmen (85.21 mi)
Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2022
Altoona, PA
Blue & Gray Reunion 2022 (89.33 mi)
Jun 01 to Jun 04, 2023
Philippi, WV
Star Spangled Fourth (92.13 mi)
Jul 04, 2023
Altoona, PA
Revolutionary War Days at Fort Roberdeau (92.13 mi)
Aug 12 to Aug 13, 2023
Altoona, PA

Last Updated On: 12/15/2020 7:44:06 PM
Last Updated By: Milsurpia Admin