While we were on our way to Maine we stopped in New Hampshire and visited a
submarine. I struck me funny because here sat this submarine in what seems like
the middle of nowhere, no water, nothing.
It is called the U.S.S. Albacore and it was moved there through a
series of channels that were built (temporarily) so they could get it where it
sits today. We learned that is was an experimental submarine used for research
and it was the first in its class.
It was retired to the Naval Base in Philadelphia on September 1, 1972
and after a good bit of paperwork and many committee meetings it was decided to
move it just outside of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
When it was in service 55 men worked and lived on aboard it. You can
visit this submarine, walk through it and get a feel for what it was like to
live on it. We really enjoyed learning about the U.S.S. Albacore and its service
to the United States. If you would like to learn more about this submarine you
can visit the website at: www.ussalbacore.org