VJ Day 1945 Video

Bowfin Museum

August 14 - 15 1945 mark VJ Day or "Victory Over Japan Day in which the Imperial Japanese surrendered, effectively ending WWII. [...]

History: Naval Tattoos

Bowfin Museum

The art of tattooing has been practiced in early societies worldwide for thousands of years. [...]

Challenge Coins History

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Today, we’ll explore the history of military challenge coins, examine their possible origins and where to purchase your very own USS Bowfin "Pearl Harbor Avenger" Coin. [...]

#BugsBunnyDay & WWII

Bowfin Museum

At the time of WWII, American’s could not escape the global grasp of war which affected almost every aspect of life. [...]

Adm. Nimitz and WWII


Adm. Nimitz played a major role in the naval history of WWII holding the title of both Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas as well as the Commander in Chief, U.S. [...]

National Anthem Day

Bowfin Museum

From a poem, and a drinking to the lyrics of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Learn more about the National Anthem. [...]

Yalta and The Big Three

Bowfin Museum

Learn more about the Yalta Conference; code-named “Argonaut” and the "Big Three" [...]

Trident D5 Missile

Trident D5 Missile

Bowfin Museum

A little behind-the-scenes peek into our museum renovation. [...]

“Billie's Morning Bath." Sailors wash their goat mascot on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the Great White Fleet world cruise.

Goats and the U.S. Navy

Bowfin Museum

From being a food source to serving as a mascot, goats have a long history in the U.S. Navy. [...]