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Rebuilt Bowfin museum showcases ‘silent service’ story

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                                James and Asha Pumarada, along with several members of their family, visited the newly renamed Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum on Tuesday.

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    James and Asha Pumarada, along with several members of their family, visited the newly renamed Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum on Tuesday.

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                                A formal ceremony will be held next week for the reopening of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum.

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    A formal ceremony will be held next week for the reopening of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum.

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                                Charles Hinman, left, education director, and Sarah Bellian, curator, have their hands full with educational exhibits at the museum.

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    Charles Hinman, left, education director, and Sarah Bellian, curator, have their hands full with educational exhibits at the museum.

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                                Chuck Merkel, executive director, with a submarine torpedo.

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    Chuck Merkel, executive director, with a submarine torpedo.

The first thing museumgoers see — and walk through — is a mammoth 43-foot-diameter ring that replicates the hull dimension of the new Columbia class, the largest submarines ever built by the United States. Read more

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