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Baltimore, Maryland: USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine

Take a walk-through tour of a floating World War II submarine and prepare to bump your head. You can get close enough to touch the sub's hull for free on the Harbor Bridge Walk.

National Aquarium

501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
National Aquarium. I-95 exit at Eastern Ave. and travel west. Go all the way to the end of Eastern Ave., cross President St. The Taney is on the right, the Torsk is two piers in, straight ahead. There are several parking garages.
Mar-Dec 10 am -5 pm, Nov-Dec F-Sa-Su 10 am - 5 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Submarine and aquarium.

USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine

Visit the aquarium, then see the submarine and the USS Constellation. Use the parking lot suggested by the aquarium. Parking validation is at aquarium, and see the ships too.

[Barbara, 05/11/2021]

Submarine Torsk.

USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine

Disappointed to see the Torsk is no longer painted with the shark teeth face. But still an awesome stop at Baltimore Inner Harbor.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/20/2017]


USS Torsk

After a period of dry docking for cleaning and leak repair, the USS Torsk submarine is back in the water and open for tours.

[ Team, 09/14/2011]

Sept. 2013: Photo added.

USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine

One of two surviving Tench-class Fleet submarines, this World War II submarine is open for tourists. The ship's original radio callsign was NKST, and its radio room, amateur radio station NK3ST, fires up several times a year for special occasions.

[Bob Stratton, 04/28/2005]

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