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Marisco Ltd. workers repair the aging hull of the decommissioned Balao Class Submarine BOWFIN (SS 287) in a floating dry dock at their shipyard near the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Barber's Point, Hawaii (HI), during a restoration project. BOWFIN served as a floating museum for 23 years, and is moored next to the battleship USS ARIZONA (BB 39) Memorial visitor's center. Known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger, the BOWFIN was launched one year to the day after the December 7th, 1941 attack. The ship is credited with sinking 44 enemy ships during the course of her nine extraordinary war patrols

Marisco Ltd. workers repair the aging hull of the decommissioned Balao Class Submarine BOWFIN (SS 287) in a floating dry dock at their shipyard near the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Barber's Point, Hawaii (HI), during a restoration project. BOWFIN served as a floating museum for 23 years, and is moored next to the battleship USS ARIZONA (BB 39) Memorial visitor's center. Known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger, the BOWFIN was launched one year to the day after the December 7th, 1941 attack. The ship is credited with sinking 44 enemy ships during the course of her nine extraordinary war patrols

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Barbers Point

State: Hawaii (HI)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: Josn Ryan C. Mcginley, Usn

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Beginning in ancient times, humans sought to operate under the water. The legendary origins of the submarine stretch back to 332 BC with a tale about Alexander the Great being lowered into the sea in a glass barrel to study fish. The submarine concept was thereafter consigned to the backwaters of history for some 1,800 years. This collection presents various submarines: from small and simple to nuclear-powered underwater behemoths.

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05/10/2004
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The U.S. National Archives
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