Visitors can take a self-guided tour of a restored WWII US Navy submarine, where they can climb down the hatch and explore crew spaces
About This Deal
- Age ranges for the tickets:
- Child tickets are for grades K–12
- Adults tickets are for everybody older than grade 12
- Free admission for preschoolers and active duty in military uniform
- Museum is scheduled to open June 1, 2020; customers are requested to confirm the hours of operation on the merchant’s website
Need To Know
About USS Cod
In the summer of 1945, during the waning days of World War II, a feat of heroism took place in the waters of the Gulf of Siam. That's where the crew of the USS Cod, a Gato-class submarine under the command of the US Navy, performed the first (and, to this day, only) international sub-to-sub rescue, saving the crew of a Dutch submarine that had run aground on a treacherous reef. This milestone is still celebrated aboard the sub today; now a floating museum in Cleveland's North Coast Harbor, the sub gives self-guided tour groups a glimpse into the most celebrated era of American military history. Read on to learn more:
- Sub specs: The USS Cod is 312 feet long and weighs 1,500 tons. During its war service, it carried a crew of 97 men, as well as 24 torpedoes packed with 15,000 pounds of explosives.
- Wartime feats: In addition to its celebrated rescue, the Cod was also responsible for sinking more than 36,000 tons of Axis shipping.
- Cleveland connection: The sub's five diesel generators were built in Cleveland and have been restored to full operation.