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« on: February 27, 2008, 10:28:59 AM »

Snakeyez,

  Here's the full list of WWII sub museums in the U.S. with contact info, including the U-505, in case you don't have it:

USS BATFISH (SS-310)
BALAO CLASS
Muskogee War Memorial Park
P.O. Box 253   (Corrected)
Muskogee, OK 74402
http://www.ussbatfish.com

USS BECUNA (SS-319)
BALAO CLASS
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd   (Corrected)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7612/becuna.html

USS BOWFIN (SS-287)
BALAO CLASS
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
http://www.bowfin.org/website/index.cfm

USS CAVALLA (SS-244)
GATO CLASS
Seawolf Park
Pelican Island
P.O. Box 3306
Galveston, TX 77550
http://www.cavalla.org/

USS CLAMAGORE (SS-343)
BALAO CLASS
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
http://www.patriotspoint.org/exhibits/fleet/clamagore.html

USS COBIA (SS-245)
GATO CLASS
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/

USS COD (SS-224)
GATO CLASS
USS COD Submarine Memorial    (Corrected)
c/o: Dr. John Fakan    (Added)
661 Lee Ct.   (Corrected)
Vermilion, Ohio 44089   (Corrected)
http://www.usscod.org/

USS CROAKER (SSK-246)
GATO CLASS
Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY 14202
http://www.ussvibuffalo.org/uss_croaker.html

USS DRUM (SS-228)
GATO CLASS
USS Alabama Battleship Commission
2703 Battleship Parkway, Box 65
Mobile, AL 36601
http://www.ussalabama.com/html/drum/index.php

USS LING (SS-297)
BALAO CLASS
Submarine Memorial Association
78 River St.  (Added)
P.O. Box 395
Hackensack, NJ 07602
http://www.njnm.com/exhibits.html#

USS LIONFISH (SS-298)
BALAO CLASS
Battleship Cove
5 Water St.   (Added)
Fall River, MA 02721
http://www.battleshipcove.org/ss298-history.htm

USS PAMPANITO (SS-383)
BALAO CLASS
National Maritime Museum Association
Pier 45, P.O. Box 470310    (Changed)
San Francisco, CA 94147-0310
http://www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm

USS RAZORBACK (SS-394)
BALAO CLASS
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
100 Riverfront Rd.   (Added)
P.O. Box 5757
North Little Rock, AR 72119
http://www.aimm.museum/index.htm

USS REQUIN (SS-481)
TENCH CLASS
The Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5363
http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/default.aspx?pageId=38

USS SILVERSIDES (SS-236)
GATO CLASS
USS Silversides Naval & Maritime Museum
1346 Bluff St.   (Added)
P.O. Box1692
Muskegon, MI 49443
http://www.glnmm.org/

USS TORSK (SS-423)
TENCH CLASS
Baltimore Maritime Museum
802 S. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
http://www.usstorsk.org/index.htm

U-505
TYP IX UNTERSEEBOOT
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/U505/index.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 10:33:52 AM »

Well, I started out checking the addresses from this site:

http://www.valoratsea.com/museum.htm

and many addresses and phone numbers were no longer correct.  It's amazing how many official museum sites don't even list such basic information!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 10:35:19 AM »

I remember verifying this info when I put the list together a few months ago.  It just lacks phone numbers.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 10:37:08 AM »

TYVM!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 10:40:25 AM »

You list the Batfish:

P.O. Box 735

and the website states:

P.O. Box 235

Do you know which is correct?
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 11:37:01 AM »

I'll ask Rick.  One is a typo.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 12:51:02 PM »

One of the things I have learned to do because of doing maps and putting up the sub memorials map on the USSVI web page at http://www.ussvi.org   is to run all addresses through the zip code checker. That at least eliminates the bad ones. Also some of the boats have more than one address that works. Many use  a POB but also several have street addresses for where the boat itself is and they also work.  We send magazines to the museum boats so have to keep our addresses correct. Sometimes the simplest thing is to call the phone number and ask. Oh yes, as you guys with the boats come on board here, please check the USSVI site and let us know if we have anything listed or shown there that you would like corrected. Perhaps you might have a better picture or want something stated. I have already had a couple of people email me to make thier site better.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 12:57:59 PM »

Okay, Bill.  I'm waiting to hear from Rick about the right PO Box for the Batfish.  I like the picture that you guys used for her on the USSVI Memorial page.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 01:08:43 PM »

Mark, the address I have to send magazines to the Batfish  is P. O. Box 253, Muskogee, OK  74402-0253  Phone number is 918-682-6294 and the email for the museum is listed as ussbatfish@abcglobal.net   We get charged extra when the magazines come back, so am sure that is a good if not the only address.  I agree about the fact that the different boats make it hard to find where they are. Same way with Navy commands. Sometimes, I pull them up on a google map to find where they are located. Even the Cavalla was hard to pin down for an actual address to make the maps work. On our sub memorial maps, I am going through and checking to make sure the map that comes up, actually shows where the boat is located. The reason for the problems sometimes is that the organization will have an office somewhere that is blocks or miles away from the boat and what I put in for an address is where the map goes to. So on the memorials map, sometimes the address shown there is not the offical mailing one. However the mail list I have for the American Submariner Magazine does get the magazines delivered, so if you need an address to mail things to any of the boats, let me know and I'll get  that out to whomever might want it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 01:26:36 PM »

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Mark, the address I have to send magazines to the Batfish is P. O. Box 253

253 or 235?

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 01:48:41 PM »

Mark,P. O. Box 253  is the address we have in our computerized mailing list. The zip shows 0253 as the last four digits also.  There maybe other addresses such as the 3500 Bat Fish Road one that the mail can be delivered to, but the one above shows up on the zip code map. The Bat Fish Address comes up on a google map, but is clear over on the other side of town and the zip code map says it isn't valid. I have found that some of these addresses that won't work with the zip code map can still have mail delivered to them, but to be safe, just use the P. O. Box.  I imagine the Batfish Road is the little entrance road going into the park, but has not been added yet to the post office system.  We know when we send out magzines if the address is wrong, because we get charged for the wrong addresses, so am sure that the POB one will work. I also am correcting the map on the USSVI pages so that the actual location will show up. I won't go into all the details of what that takes and why you can't put the marker right on the museum, but if you are interested I'll do so in an email. It gets long and complicatd to find out what works and doesn't work and why  on some of these addresses with the google map system. I will be doing this with each of the museum boat maps, but for now I do have good mailing addresses to each of them. I'll try and get the time to go verify all of these that Lance has up and let him know if some need to be changed.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2008, 02:24:01 PM »

Okay.  I have updated some of the list, as well.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2008, 02:26:34 PM »

Thank you guys!

Trying to sort through the addresses and phone numbers is a nightmare.  The subs haven't moved in 30 years, but nearly every one of them has varying addresses due to the changes around them.
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2008, 02:40:47 PM »

There maybe other addresses such as the 3500 Bat Fish Road one that the mail can be delivered to, but the one above shows up on the zip code map.

Many of the sub parks list a physical (3500 Batfish Road) and a mailing address (P.O. Box 253).  I hate listing only the P.O. Box as that does nothing to help someone find the park/museum.

...but for now I do have good mailing addresses to each of them. I'll try and get the time to go verify all of these that Lance has up and let him know if some need to be changed.
Bill

That would be wonderful as that may be the only way to verify these addresses.  You can search the 'net and find something a little different with nearly every single one of them.  So many typos or un-updated sites!
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2008, 02:57:50 PM »

Lance, I agree on having a street address and on the sub memorials map if there is one that is correct but won't work with the map, I put it in the comments.  The problem with the Bat Fish Road address is that I can find no indication that the city has that on their maps. It isn't shown on the map even when zooming in. You can get directions to the park by using the War Memorial Park, Muskogee, OK 74402 but even on the directions, it says unknown road. However the map itself shows the correct spot and will allow someone to get exact directions to it. This happens a lot for some of these places as the people who run the boat have an office and there is no mailing address to the site itself. Take a look at the sub memorials map for the Batfish and you'll see what I mean. I do put in the street address anytime it will work. There just isn't any uniformity on these things.
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