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The USS Torsk (SS-423) was a Tench-class submarine. Launched at the naval shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, she was commissioned in December 1944. She had two torpedo rooms, fore and aft.
She served with distinction in World War II. On August 14, 1945, the Torsk sank two Japanese coastal defense ships--the last enemy vessels to be sunk during World War II.
After the war, she went through a series of conversions. These included adding the new Snorkel device, which enabled her to operate her diesel engines at periscope depth. In the 1950s, she was armed with the Regulus, an ancestor of the submarine-launched cruise missile of today.
She participated in numerous training exercises with other NATO warships, and earned a Presidential citation for service in the Lebanon crisis of 1960. The sub also took part in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, winning the Navy Commendation Medal. The Torsk was decommissioned in 1968, and transferred to the Baltimore Maritime Museum in 1973.
Address: 802 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD 21231
Directions: On the Inner Harbor, in front of the National Aquarium.
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