#BOWFINandBEYOND

Remembering Hawaii’s 442nd

Bowfin Museum

Today  we’d like to remember Hawaii’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their valor during WWII. [...]

COVID-19 and Construction

Bowfin Museum

Find out what has been going on at Bowfin since our temporary closure.  [...]

Submarine Macots (Pets)

Bowfin Museum

As long as there have been sailors there have been mascots. The most notable are: cats, dogs, goats, gorillas, and a bear.  [...]

Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was bombed.

Battle of Midway - 78 Years Ago

Bowfin Museum

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.  [...]

#HiddenHistory: Bowfin's Launching Ribbon

Bowfin Museum

Featuring USS Bowfin (SS-287) souvenir launching ribbon. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

Submarine Warfare Insignia - "Dolphins"

Bowfin Museum

Symbols can hold great meaning; think of the American flag or the logo of your favorite sports team. For Submariners, it’s the submarine warfare insignia or their “dolphins.” [...]

How We Acquire Artifacts - Featuring: HURL

Bowfin Museum

Find out where and how we acquire the artifacts in our collections. Featuring a light from Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratories (HURL).  [...]

Navajo - The Unbreakable Code

Bowfin Museum

During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo. [...]

#HiddenHIstory: Nautilus (SSN-571) Pressure Hull

Bowfin Museum

Featuring a piece of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) pressure hull. Given to USS Bowfin Submarine museum as a commemorative item. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

Pages