RESEARCH LIBRARY

In an effort to expand our reach and impact, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation project, which involves the temporary closure of the museum, the library, and certain other exhibits and parts of the park. USS Bowfin itself remains open during our improvement project. The gift shop, food service, all concessions, and the lanai will remain open as well. Please visit our social media channels for the latest updates on progress in our museum and park!

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park maintains an extensive collection of submarine-related photographs, manuals, and monographs, covering topics such as World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, naval history, underwater archaeology, submarine design, and general submarine history. We also have a nearly complete set of World War II submarine war patrol reports, both in the original hard copy and in digital format. In our archives we also have information on nearly all 800 submarines commissioned by the U.S. If you are interested in conducting research our non-lending library and archives are open by appointment to qualified researchers, submariners, and their families. The library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Call (808) 423-1341, or email info@bowfin.org to schedule your research visit.

If you have any information on a submarine that you would like to donate to us we are always accepting new information on any submarine to add to our collection. If there is anything you would like to donate please contact curator@bowfin.org.

World War II Submarine collection
World War II Submarine collection

Various Tech manuals
Various Tech manuals