Ships at Patriots Point – Events and History

USS CLAMAGORE was commissioned on 28 June 1945, as the war in the Pacific was drawing to a close. Based at Charleston for much of her career, she cruised Atlantic and Mediterranean waters for nearly thirty years.

USS Clamagore

USS Clamagore

Twice modified from her original World War II configuration, Clamagore continued in service as one of the U. S. Navy’s last diesel-powered submarines until decommissioned in 1975. She was rowed to Patriots Point in May 1981 and opened to the public in November.

Control room onboard the Clamagore.

Control room onboard the Clamagore.

Aboard the Clamagore, it is easy to visualize what it was like to live onboard a submarine, visit her control room, crew’s berthing and mess areas, engine rooms, maneuvering room and a memorial to submariners lost at sea.

Click on the below for other submarine links:

Submarine World Network

United States Navy Submarine Warfare Division

United States Submarine Veterans’ Home Page

Responses

  1. On your article about USS Clamagore, it stated that the submarine was rowed to Patriots Point in 1981. Shouldn’t that be towed?

    Jim Jones, USN, Retired
    Former USS Yorktown Volunteer

    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your comment…a little nautical humor, but you are correct the Clamagore was towed not rowed here…


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