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Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association

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Causes: Arts & Culture, History Museums

Mission: The association's purpose is to maintain a memorial to members of the u. S. Navy's submarine service; to exhibit, interpret and preserve artifacts and documents pertaining to the naval and maritime heritage of the region with emphasis on submarine development and construction; to develop and maintain a maritime museum centered on the maritime history of the region; and to preserve, display, and interpret the former uss albacore (agss 569).

Programs: The former uss albacore is situated in a dry basin in albacore park where the general public can enter and walk through it, touch and operate equipment, and listen to audio explanations at numerous locations inside and outside the vessel. A small museum housing a submarine design is located near the vessel. In the fiscal year ending september 2016, approximately 35,000 persons visited the park.

a memorial garden is located within the park with monuments displaying the names of submarines lost in world war ii including the crew of the current submarine's namesake, uss albacore (ss218). Most of the visitors to the park visited the garden. The association hosted several memorial services here during the year.

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