North Little Rock, Arkansas: USS Razorback Submarine

The USS Razorback was launched in 1944, and acquired in 2004 from the Turkish navy (who'd had it since 1970) for one dollar.

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

Address:
100 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock, AR
Directions:
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. I-30 Exit 141B, Broadway to Cypress St. south for 0.3 miles, turn west on Riverfront Drive to Riverfront Park entrance.
Hours:
Summer W-Sa 10-6, Su 1-6. Fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
501-371-8320
Admission:
Adults $10.
RA Rates:
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Longest-Serving WWII Submarine

Currently closed for repairs due to damage caused by a recent flood. Still visible from the pedestrian bridge that connects both sides of the Arkansas River. You can view other neat military artifacts on the sub side of the river.

[Shannon and Ashley, 06/18/2019]

Sub as seen from pedestrian bridge.

Longest-Serving WWII Submarine

There's a great view of the USS Razorback from the pedestrian Junction Bridge over the Arkansas River.

[Vance Erwin, 07/04/2018]

Sub hatch.

Longest-Serving WWII Submarine

Quite challenging to get around; it's definitely worth the trip. One of 12 subs in Tokyo harbor when Japan surrendered in WWII.

Sold to Turkey in 1970 and actively used by them for over 30 years before being purchased back by the US (look for signage in Turkish).

A must experience - seriously, how often can you actually get ON a submarine that saw active duty in World War II?

[Tait Lifto, 09/06/2010]

USS Razorback sign.

Longest-Serving WWII Submarine

A cartoon placard for the USS Razorback submarine shows "kills." Small flags = merchant ships. Large flags = supply ships. Sunrise flags = war ships. The rest are U.S. pilots rescued at sea.

[Katharine Chestnut, 07/07/2010]
USS Razorback - Submarine

A perfectly preserved WW2 diesel submarine. Sold to the Turkish Navy in the 1980s, this submarine was sold to the town of Little Rock for $1 and is now part of the Arkansas Maritime Museum.

[Chuck Shepherd, 05/09/2010]

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In the region:
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