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    Tour of a WW II Diesel Sub.

    I was on a Nuke Sub, It was a little bigger then this one.

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    Reminds me of a grade school field trip we made to the Seattle waterfront (or maybe it was Lake Union) to tour a WWII diesel sub. Seemed small to me at the time. Could not imagine what it would seem like to an adult.
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    There is one in the Arkansas river at North Little Rock. It is open for tours but I have never gone through it.
    There is a WWII German sub at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I toured that when I was a kid. I think subs were pedal powered back then.
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    we got one in muskegon that won some honors for battle time excursions..they are long but not real roomy..
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    Must be this one you toured. About the right time frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Must be this one you toured. About the right time frame.

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    Wow, a lot of good virtual tours on that site. Could spend half my day looking at all of them. Got to see some parts of Hoover Dam that we didn't get to see in person.
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    I wasn't on a sub, but the radio gear looked familiar... we had some of the same gear on my ship out of Treasure Island.
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    Hey Don, did you ever tour the Russian sub at the Queen Mary in Long Beach? It's pretty cool, but I have nothing to compare it to. (I don't think the Submarine Voyage at Disneyland counts.) I was surprised to see a standard electric skillet in the galley of the Russian boat.

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    along the river in northern philly I took a tour of an old submarine.
    I couldnt imagine being in that small of an area under water, during wartime, for long periods of time.
    They even had warnings posted about being able to walk through the hatches and such, that if you had any physical limitations, dont board.

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