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Visit The USS Albacore Museum in Portsmouth, NH

Did you know you can visit a unique research vessel that introduced the teardrop hull form of modern submarines? The USS Albacore was commissioned in the '50s and served for about 20 years, until she was decommissioned in 1972.


Submarine in King's Bay, GA | Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Only in your state.com ~ "While most Americans likely know about the countless battlefields scattered throughout the United States – Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Antietam to name just a few – these same people might not be familiar with the many decommissioned Navy submarines open for tours around the country. These vessels give visitors an opportunity to learn about another more-hidden side of American military history. One place where you can see a former member of the U.S. Navy fleet is Portsmouth, New Hampshire, home to the USS Albacore.


The USS Albacore was built in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - which, due to border disputes between Maine and New Hampshire, is now located within the former’s jurisdiction - between 1952 and 1953. The submarine served the Navy from 1953 to 1972, when she was decommissioned.


The Albacore was never actually involved in any battles, serving instead as a guinea pig for naval experiments. She was a prototype for the Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine force and was the first vessel built specifically to operate underwater instead of mainly on top of the water. After she was decommissioned, Portsmouth City Councilman Bill Keefe campaigned vigorously to have the Albacore returned to her place of birth. She finally came back to Portsmouth in 1985 and has been serving as a museum ever since." ~ only in your state.com


Please check out the link below for more information on planning a visit to the USS Albacore Museum.





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