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Posted: 10/7/2004 1:17:49 PM EDT

041005-N-3019M-002 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Oct. 5, 2004)

Marisco Ltd. workers repair the aging hull of the decommissioned Balao-class submarine USS Bowfin (SS 287) at their shipyard near the former Naval Air Station Barber's Point, during a restoration project.

Bowfin has served as a floating museum for 23 years, and is moored next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor's Center.

Known as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," Bowfin was launched one year to the day after Dec. 7, 1941 and was credited with sinking 44 enemy ships during the course of her nine extraordinary war patrols.

U.S. Navy photos by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley (RELEASED)

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Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:20:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:24:33 PM EDT
That was the SS-230 USS Finback

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Isn't that the sub that picked up Lieut.(jg) George H. W. Bush in 1944?


Eric The(Historical)Hun

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:27:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:32:33 PM EDT
I had the honor of touring the Bowfin, as well as the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial when I was in Oahu last Feb. That day was the highlight of my trip. I'd go back in a heartbeat and do it all over again if I had the chance.
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