Friday, March 7, 2008

Let's Celebrate War!!!!

About two weeks ago, The Countertop Chronicles went to San Francisco. I think it was in a comment that someone left in his SF-related posts, the USS Pampanito (SS-383) was mentioned. It may have taken me awhile to git 'er done but reading that comment was my inspiration for posting up my two pics I took of that weapon of war. I've been to SF maybe a dozen times, for anywhere from a day to a couple months (lived on Judah Street for a very short while,) and out of all that time, I played tourist just once (rather than being a tourist, I'd rather just be.) The two pics below are from the remaining few dozen pictures that I have anymore.

Way before having a role in the film Down Periscope (1996 - starring Kelsey Grammar,) the Pampanito patrolled the Pacific Ocean while taking part in World War II. She sank and damaged several Japanese ships, including one "hell ship" carrying American and British POW's. Fortunately many were rescued and brought safely home.

Today the Balao-class sub is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Fisherman's Wharf, she proudly serves as a museum...
a celebrated weapon of war in San Francisco!

USS Pampanito at Pier 45
with Alcatraz in the background (on the right)

click to see bigger, if you wish

USS Pampanito (SS-383) (and Alcatraz)

once again, click to see bigger, if you'd like
USS Pampanito (SS 383)


Countertop said...

As a NAZI MONKEY MOLESTER, I've got to say, thats cool!

WHERE IS it located?

Inspiration, Move Me Brightly said...

Where's the sub located? Fisherman's Wharf. Ya basically can't miss it long as you stroll the waterfront.

Abbadon said...

It is VERY cool, especially inside.

Going on a tour of it is a must, and CC, when you get back out here earmark some time and we'll do that. You too, Zooma.

Get yer ass down here.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

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