$20M renovation of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park begins

$20M renovation of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park begins
Renovations are beginning at the USS Bowfin, Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum. Here's a rendering of what the finished product is expected to look like. (Source: USS Bowfin)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - O’o sticks marked Monday’s groundbreaking of a $20 million campus revitalization of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at Pearl Harbor.

The USS Bowfin Submarine was launched one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was nicknamed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger.”

It helped America win the war at sea by engaging the enemy in nine war patrols in the Pacific. The US fleet of more than 200 subs sank a third of Japan’s naval fleet and merchant ships.

It helped turned the war at sea in America’s favor.

The renovation of the park and museum will include an expansion of the facility and new exhibits.

Portions of the campus will be closed to the public during construction, but Bowfin itself will remain open through the duration of the project.

It’s expected to be finished in April 2020.

An estimated 400,000 visitors tour the attraction annually.

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