December 4, 2017
Updated on December 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm
The USS Bowfin submarine was launched on Dec. 7, 1942, as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger." The Bowfin Museum and Park, next to the Arizona Memorial Visiter Center, is celebrating the sub's 75th birthday.
Martin Chagnon does some rust prevention maintenance.
The top of the USS Bowfin.
USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum and Park Pres. and Exec. Dir., Chuck Merkel, stands next to the forward torpedo tubes.
Judy Wu and Roger Yuen, visiting from Australia, inspect the sub's engine room.
Jennifer Lim and Jericho Perez, visiting from Australia, inspect the forward torpedo room. Behind them are the torpedoes. A bunk bed is above Perez that once housed a torpedo.
Ville Wendelmark, left, and his girlfriend Christa Helenius, visiting from Sweden, stand next to the wheels that control the stern and bow of the sub.
Ville Wendelmark, visiting from Sweden, squeezes through a normal sized hatch.
Jeff Cox and his daughter Delaney (5), visiting from Kansas City, look at the bunk beds. The ones on the right held torpedoes and when they were used, it freed up more bunk bed spaces.
This is a picture taken on Aug. 1, 1979 showing the transfer of the USS Bowfin to the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association with (l-r) Sen. Dan Inouye, Acting Secretary of the Navy, R.. James Woolsey, Adm. Robert Long, Adm. Thomas Hayward and Harold Estes (Pres./PFSMA).