USS Bowfin Submarine



The USS Bowfin Submarine, the Submarine Memorial and the Submarine Museum are located adjacent to the Pearl Harbor visitors center.  The Submarine Memorial is located a stone throw away from the USS Bowfin.   The memorial honors 52 Submarines and 3500 Officers and Crewmen lost during WWII in the Pacific.  Take a moment to read one of the placards to find out what happened on their final patrol.   A total of 48 submarines of the 52 were lost due to hostile fire.


The USS Bowfin Submarine was commissioned in 1942 and served 9 patrols in the Pacific before being decommissioned, transferred and transformed into a museum in 1979.   The USS Bowfin is known as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," and is one of only 15 remaining submarines from WWII.   The Bowfin sunk 44 enemy ships during WWII including a bus. Visitors can walk through the submarine and see what life was like for 80 crew members and their officers.  

Plan Your Visit

Operating Hours: 7AM - 5PM, daily
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day


Adults - $15
Children (4-12 years) - $7

Age Restrictions
Children under 4 years are not permitted on the USS Bowfin Submarine.