Muskogee, Oklahoma: World War II Sub - U.S.S. BatfishA World War II sub that sank three Nazi subs plus 11 other vessels. 312 feet long. On dry land!
Visitor Tips and News About World War II Sub - U.S.S. Batfish
The USS Batfish (SS-310) is an interesting exhibit, for those curious about history, since it is the champion American submarine of WWII. You have to drive through an area that looks like an industrial park, which may give you the impression that you are lost. The submarine is not air-conditioned, so it can be rather hot inside during the summer months. Even though the submarine is parked on dry land, you might want to bring along some water (to drink).[Darren Stout, 05/13/2001]
After launching in 1943, the Batfish sank three submarines and eleven other enemy ships. She served various other duties after World War II, retired for good in 1969. This may be the most "landlocked" of all subs on display in the US. Tipster David Hamrick notes: "The self-guided tour takes you the length of the main deck (sorry, no conning tower climbs) and is definitely not for the claustrophobic. Watch your head and step up to go through those hatches!"
If you're travelling on highway 67 through Muskogee, Oklahoma, you'll just miss the view of a World War II submarine. It is totally on land and in clear view. BTW, their are a total of 23 submarine memorials spread around the country.[Jim Flanders, editor, Tubes Forward, 02/15/1998]
World War II Sub - U.S.S. Batfish
U.S.S. Batfish Military Museum
- 3500 Batfish Rd, Muskogee, OK
- U.S.S. Batfish Military Museum in War Memorial Park. I-40 exit 286 onto Muskogee Turnpike. North to exit 33. Turn east, then a quick turn north into the Park.
- M, W-Sa 9-4, Su 12-4. Closed Winter. (Call to verify)
- Adults $7.
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- Worth a Detour