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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 - Unknown Artist
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About Sonar

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.

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