Submarine Memorials & Artifacts Listed By State
These are primarily memorial sites with plaques, monuments etc.
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Fairwater at the Washington Navy Yard
Displayed on the grounds of the new Naval Sea Systems Command building.
Click here for current restoration and reinstallation status report
USS BALAO SS-285/AGSS-285 History (USN History website)
NOTICE: Due to increased security at the Washington Navy Yard, visitor access to the Naval Historical Center is limited. GO HERE FOR DETAILS
THE NAVY MUSEUM ANNEX
BALAO --- NAVSEA REPORT
On Saturday 8 June 2002 the Navy Yard welcomed back an old friend, the ex-USS Balao (SS-285). Copy of NAVSEA Article
Gary Walker's collection of BALAO sail restoration pictures
The following report on the status of the DC Yard was received from Frank Thompson, the curator of the Navy Annex, :
1. INTELLIGENT WHALE: On long-term loan to the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, N.J.
2. German SEEHUND: On long- term Loan to the Submarine Memorial Association (New Jersey Naval Museum) in Hackensack alongside the USS LING
3. Japanese KAITEN: On long- term loan to the Submarine Memorial Association (New Jersey Naval Museum) in Hackensack alongside the USS LING
4. Italian Maile: since no party was interested, we had to put it in storage. I am still looking for an interested museum that would like to display it. It is currently enroute to our remote storage facility at Cheatham Annex.
5. RONCADOR Conning Tower: On long-term loan to the Maritime Park Association (PAMPANITO) in San Francisco. It is planned for use in a display in their soon to be built shoreshide museum****
**** The RONCADOR fairwater(sail) is at Ballast Point, San Diego --- See California
6. POSEIDON Missile. Will be part of the Cold War exhibit at the Navy Museum.
1. The X-1 was moved from the grounds of the Naval Academy. It is now on long-term loan to the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
2. The German SEEHUND that used to be on display at the Submarine Force Museum is now at the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum in Qunicy, MA.
Status as of August 2002
Frank Thompson - Curator