USS Pampanito: Pack 33 Overnight Adventure
The USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War 2 era submarine preserved as a museum in San Francisco Bay. A National Historic Landmark, she is moored at Fisherman's Wharf. Launched July 12, 1943, the Pampanito served six wartime patrols. The submarine is powered by 4 10-cylinder diesel engines driving electrical generators which charge batteries which run 4 electric motors that power two propellors.
USS Pampanito by the numbers:
Length: 311 feet
Beam (width): 27 feet
Displacement (weight): 2391 tons submerged
Torpedo tubes: 10 (6 forward, 4 aft)
Guns: 4" deck gun, smaller antiaircraft guns
Speed: 20 knots surfaced, 8.75 submerged
Range: 11,000 nautical miles
Diving depth: 400 feet
Crew: 10 officers, 70 enlisted
About the Visit
Scouts will tour the submarine, and sleep aboard. Space is at a premium aboard any submarine, be prepared to share the sleeping area with fellow scouts, and try to pack lightly.
What to Bring
Scouts should attend in full uniform including sturdy closed-toe shoes. Bring a backpack or duffel labeled with their name, containing sleeping bag, pillow, a change of clothes, a warm jacket and hat, toothbrush and toiletries, hand towel, water bottle, and flashlight. Please do not bring knives, gum/candy, matches, or electronic devices.
Sonar stands for Sound NAvigation And Ranging. Play the recording to the right to hear a short lesson on sonar pulses and how they are used.