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USS Pampanito and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

94133 San Francisco, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address Pier 45, at the corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero
Fisherman's Wharf 
Floor area 780 m² / 8 396 ft²   Area for radios (if not the same) 5 m² / 54 ft²
Museum typ Exhibition
Military ships and submarine
  • Historic Engineering Landmarks
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio

Opening times
USS Pampanito: daily at 10am; please call +1-415-775-1943 for seasonal closing times.

Status from 12/2023
Adult: $30; Senior (62+), Student: $20; Junior (5-13): $15;
Family (2 adults and 2 Juniors): $65; active Military: $10

Tel.:+1-415-775-19 43  Tel.2:1-855-384-64 10  
eMail:Formular only   


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Location / Directions
N37.809944° W122.416397°N37°48.59664' W122°24.98382'N37°48'35.7984" W122°24'59.0292"

Please note: Parking anywhere in San Francisco can be difficult. We recommend public transportation. (The Powell-Hyde Street Cable Car line starts at SF Maritime and the Powell-Mason Street line starts 3 blocks away from Pampanito,

At Pier 45, the end of Taylor Street in the center of Fisherman's Wharf.
Latitude: 37.809941, Longitude: -122.416395

Hyde Street Pier
At the foot of Hyde street on Jefferson Street
Latitude: 37.8077036425, Longitude: -122.420758184

Aquatic Park Bathouse Building (Maritime Museum)
At the foot of Polk Street on Beach Street
Latitude: 37.8063831026, Longitude: -122.423831447

Library & Headquarters
Building E, Third Floor, Fort Mason Center
Latitude: 37.8068922478, Longitude: -122.430410158

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

USA: Scott Radio Labs.E.H RBO-2 CZC-46225 (1942)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; S-40 (2nd Revision) (1946/47)


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
USS Pampanito (SS-383/AGSS-383), a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971. She is now a National Historic Landmark, preserved as a memorial and museum ship in the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association located at Fisherman's Wharf.

Museum ship

Pampanito was turned into a memorial and museum at San Francisco on 21 November 1975,[2] transferred to the Maritime Park Association (formerly the National Maritime Museum Association) on 20 May 1976, and opened to the public on 15 March 1982.

She is now owned and operated by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association and is moored at Pier 45 in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf area, where she is open for visiting.

The USS PAMPANITO Amateur Radio Club brings the radio room to life on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month using the callsign NJ6VT – NJVT was the boat's call sign during WWII. Ham radio operators may contact the boat on 7.260 and 14.260 MHz using voice, and on other frequencies using Morse Code.

She flies a broom from her mast, indicating a clean sweep: a successful patrol that "swept the enemy from the seas." In total, she sank six Japanese ships and damaged four others with a total of more than 27,000 tons of enemy shipping sunk.

Pampanito has completed four maintenance drydockings since becoming a memorial and museum. "The Pampanito still has several working parts, including one torpedo tube, the periscope, engines, galley and ice-cream maker." The museum runs educational programs including one that allows organized groups of children and adults to sleep overnight in the submarine's 48 bunk beds.

The ship was closed to the public and moved to a dry-dock on September 23, 2016 and returned from Bay Ship & Yacht in Alameda, CA on November 14, 2016 and is currently open to the public. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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