St. Marys, Georgia: Submarine on Land

The USS George Bancroft, a full-sized Navy submarine, is displayed as if it's surfacing out of the grass.
Kingsbay Rd., St. Marys, GA
Kingsbay Rd. and Hwy 40/Charlie Smith Sr Hwy. Near gates of Kings Bay naval Submarine Base.
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Submarine On Land

This display is in honor of the USS Bancroft, which was a nuclear-powered sub that was decommissioned and sent to salvage in 1993. The sail of the ship (in the past known as the conning tower) is original. The remainder is concrete formed to what I assume is the actual dimensions of the original hull. Old nuclear subs are salvaged so as to safely remove the nuclear reactors. It is a well done tribute to the ship and its sailors.

[MCole, 11/02/2018]

Sub on land.

Submarine on Land

Kinda cool little stop, not far off path. You can climb on sub, which seems to be surrounded by cement.

[Lori, 05/07/2017]

Sub on land.

Submarine on Land

Our first stop using the Roadside America app, and was so pleasantly surprised at how much my girls loved it! They are 9 and 7 so I wasn't sure if they'd enjoy it. We had to drag them away! They just wanted to keep running and playing on it.

The office at the site also has restrooms which I needed.

[Heather, 10/04/2014]

Sub on land.

Submarine on Land

The submarine is actually at the corner of St Mary's Road and SR 40 Spur. At the gates to the Kings Bay naval Submarine Base.

[JShea, 11/23/2013]
Submarine on Land

Giant submarine sticking out of the ground. They'll even let you walk on it!

[Jacquie, 12/27/2012]

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