From Lancaster,Ohio to Charleston S.C.
While in Charleston S.C. we spent one day at Patriots Point and explored The USS Clamagore ( SS-343 ) & the USS Yorktown. This was my first time inside a submarine:
The CLAMAGORE (SS-43) was built as a Balao-class submarine by Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Commissioned too late to see action in World War II, CLAMAGORE would serve the next 30 years during the Cold War. In 1948, CLAMAGORE underwent GUPPY II conversion to improve underwater performance. GUPPY was the term used by the Navy for its Greater Underwater Propulsion Program. READ MORE ALL ABOARD
Complement: 8 officers, 72 enlisted
I wish I had gone on a diet like Linda.
DISPLACEMENT 1,975 TONS. Length: 322 ft 5 in (98 m)
Propulsion: four 5400 hp diesel engines; four 2740 hp (2.0 MW) electric motors; two propellers
Speed: 17.2 knots (31.85 km/h) surface; 14.5 knots (26.85 km/h) submerged (30 minutes)
Range: 15,900 nm (29,400 km) at 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h) on surface
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston, SC.
Next a photo from Wikipedia CIRCA 1948
Short video clip walking through the USS Clamagore Submarine docked at Patriots Point, Charleston, South Carolina. CLICK on above photo