Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Week in Charleston S.C. #2 PATRIOTS POINT (TOUR OF SUBMARINE SS-343)

 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:

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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

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Complement: 8 officers, 72 enlisted

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I wish I had gone on a diet like Linda.

sub4 DISPLACEMENT 1,975 TONS. Length: 322 ft 5 in (98 m)

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Propulsion: four 5400 hp diesel engines; four 2740 hp (2.0 MW) electric motors; two propellers

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Speed: 17.2 knots (31.85 km/h) surface; 14.5 knots (26.85 km/h) submerged (30 minutes)

SUB8  Range: 15,900 nm (29,400 km) at 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h) on surface

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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.

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Next a photo from Wikipedia  CIRCA 1948

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Short video clip walking through the USS Clamagore Submarine docked at Patriots Point, Charleston, South Carolina. CLICK on above photo

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10 comments:

J Bar said...

Interesting post.
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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great tour. We spent an afternoon at Patriot's point a few years ago and toured the submarine. Or at least son and I did as wife took the time to cool down a little.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

NIce tour! Yeah, those climbing spaces are not made for your "average" sized adult are they.

Tony Letts said...

I couldn't cope with going down in a sub - they are very brave guys who did that

diane b said...

That would have been an interesting tour. I guess none of your bears went with you. Too difficult for them. Birthday Bear was disappointed not to see any posts on your bear blog. Birthday Bear has updated posts since you visited last.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joe, Looks like you all had a wonderful time in the Charleston area. We went there a few years ago in SUMMER --and loved it except for the heat and thunder storms. We did go to Boone Hall and we did go to Patriot Point.

Your tour of the sub reminded me of the time which George and I toured the USS North Carolina in Wilmington... SO interesting....

Thanks for the memories...
Betsy

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥Love your blog♥

Ron J. Geezer said...

I love to visit museums. We have a few good ones around the area. Hopefully my next visit will be to the J. Paul Getty Museum about 40 miles away.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I have been inside the ones at the Chicago Museum of Sci & Industry, and the one in Muskegon ( a long time ago)