Ships at Patriots Point – Events and History

USS CLAMAGORE was commissioned on 28 June 1945, as the war in the Pacific was drawing to a close. Based at Charleston for much of her career, she cruised Atlantic and Mediterranean waters for nearly thirty years.

USS Clamagore

USS Clamagore

Twice modified from her original World War II configuration, Clamagore continued in service as one of the U. S. Navy’s last diesel-powered submarines until decommissioned in 1975. She was rowed to Patriots Point in May 1981 and opened to the public in November.

Control room onboard the Clamagore.

Control room onboard the Clamagore.

Aboard the Clamagore, it is easy to visualize what it was like to live onboard a submarine, visit her control room, crew’s berthing and mess areas, engine rooms, maneuvering room and a memorial to submariners lost at sea.

Click on the below for other submarine links:

Submarine World Network

United States Navy Submarine Warfare Division

United States Submarine Veterans’ Home Page

3 thoughts on “Ships at Patriots Point – Events and History

  1. On your article about USS Clamagore, it stated that the submarine was rowed to Patriots Point in 1981. Shouldn’t that be towed?

    Jim Jones, USN, Retired
    Former USS Yorktown Volunteer

  2. We visited Patriots Point recently, and though all the parts of the museum were awesome, the USS Clamagore was by far the most EPIC!!! I mean, how many can say they’ve actually frolic’d within the confines of a REAL war sub!! We had so much fun and we’re so glad we ‘saved the best for last’ – the Clamagore was our last stop that day, and we had the sub mostly to ourselves. AND we got some amazing pictures and video including the sun setting behind the Clamagore <3

    We are already planning a return trip in the next few months, and have told everyone we know what a great experience it was. We hope the Clamagore will still be waiting for us and for future generations to enjoy!

    Sincerely, The Sheldons

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