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USS Albacore

600 Market Street Portsmouth, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 USA

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“the Auxiliary General Submarine”

The third Navy vessel to bear the name, the Auxiliary General Submarine (AGSS) Albacore holds a place in history as the first Navy-designed vessel with a true underwater hull of cylindrical shape that has become the standard for today's submarines worldwide. With the motto "Praenuntius Futuri" (Forerunner of the Future), ALBACORE's mission was experimental: to be designed and redesigned, adapted and readapted, her structural modifications ultimately developing into a prototype submarine. ALBACORE's teardrop hull design was a triumph, making her the world's fastest submarine at that time. It became a model for contemporary submarines for many countries. Used for testing control systems, dive breaks, sonar systems, escape mechanisms and all manner of innovative theories, ALBACORE was truly a laboratory afloat. Today Albacore Park includes a Visitor's Center. Books and submarine gifts are sold at the Visitor's Center. Adjacent is the Memorial Garden, a tribute to all of the crews and officers who have been lost in the Submarine Service. Rest rooms and ample parking are provided. Albacore Park is conveniently located one-quarter mile from Exit 7 on I-95. Audio tour on board.

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Reviewed by
jnavarro

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October 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

If you need the kids to stretch their legs and learn some history, this is the place. The submarine is amazing and is super hands on - kiddos can “drive” and push buttons galore. Even the adults had fun looking at everything inside. It was definitely a highlight and highly recommend it.

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kassy320

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June 20, 2016

One of the highlights of our trip! Our kids loved that it was all so hands on! I would highly recommend you take an hour to visit. We wound up walking through twice :)

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USS Albacore

600 Market Street Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
03801 USA

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