Submarine USS Torsk

Submarine USS Torsk (Google Maps)
Submarine USS Torsk (Birds Eye)
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Birds Eye Birds Eye Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By wil9000 @ 2005-05-04 10:38:29
Baltimore's Inner Harbor, featuring the USS Constellation tall rigged ship, and a pentagonal skyscraper that appears to be pointing towards the Torsk, a WWII submarine docked at what will be the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

Commissioned on 16 December 1944, USS Torsk was one of only ten Tench Class fleet type submarines to see service in World War II. Deployed to the Pacific in 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan sinking one cargo vessel, and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the US Navy in World War II.

Following the end of World War II, Torsk alternated between duties as a training vessel at New London, and active deployments in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In 1952, the boat underwent a fleet snorkel conversion, and in the mid 1950s received equipment for use in the testing and development of the Regulus missle. In 1960, Torsk received a Presidential Unit Citation for service during the Lebanon Crisis, and in 1962 participated in the Cuban Blockade which earned her the Navy Commendation Medal. Decomissioned on 4 March 1968, with an impressive record of over 10,600 career dives, Torsk arrived in Baltimore to serve as a museum in 1972. She is displayed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor along with Lightship No. 116 and USCGC Taney.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
5.0 (2 votes)



Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Inner Harbor
Pier 3 / Pier 4 Pedestrian Bridge
Lightship Chesapeake (LV-116)
World Trade Center (Baltimore)
Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
Old Power Plant Building in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Mark Di Suvero's Under Sky/One Family
NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222)
National Aquarium in Baltimore
USCGC James Rankin (WLM-555)
'Maryland 9/11 Memorial' by Ziger/Snead Architects
Baltimore Incident
Similar maps
Submarine at sea
Italian type 212A submarine
Italian Sauro class submarine
Italian Sauro class submarine in drydock
Italian Sauro class submarines
Los Angeles class submarine
24 Russian Submarines
Submarine Underway
Submarine entering Pearl Harbor
Wreck of a German U-Boat
Delfin class submarine HDMS Springeren (S329)
Seehund static display