I recently toured the submarine USS Batfish at the War Memorial Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The USS Batfish (SS310) set the record for U.S. submarines sinking enemy submarines during World War II. She also had the unique experience of being the first U.S. Submarine to hold divine service while submerged in a War Zone. This aggressive submarine compiled her record during the years 1944-1945 when Japanese shipping was hard to find. The Batfish ended the war with a record of 14 vessels sunk and three damaged, for a total of 37,080 tons of enemy shipping sunk.
The park has many other displays, and a memorial garden for the 53 United States WWII submarines on “eternal patrol”. Enjoy the pictures. You can click any photo for a larger image.