USS Bowfin Submarine Museum

Local nameUSS Bowfin Submarine Museum
LocationAiea, Hawaii, United States

USS Bowfin, was a Balao-class submarine of the United States Navy named for the bowfin fish. Since 1981, she has been open to public tours at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.

Bowfin was laid down by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at Kittery, Maine, on 23 July 1942, and launched on 7 December 1942 by Mrs. Jane Gawne, wife of Captain James Gawne, and commissioned on 1 May 1943, Commander Joseph H. Willingham in command.

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Opening hours

Daily: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last admission: 4:30 p.m.
Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1: closed


Museum only:
Adults: $6
Children: $3

Museum and submarine:
Adults: $15
Children (4 - 12): $7
Seniors and military members: $8

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +1 808 423 1341

Address 11 Arizona Memorial Rd, Aiea, HI 96701, USA

Coordinates 21°22'6.441" N -157°56'18.801" E

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