Monday, February 27, 2006

A uniquely immersive experience!


Carnagie Science

USS Requin will open only on Saturdays and Sundays through February 26, 2006. The submarine will resume its daily schedule beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

Thank you for your patience during Requin's yearly winter maintenance period.

Come aboard to learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin's lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day! State-of-the-art and battle ready when she set out just days before the end of World War II, the USS Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy's first Radar Picket Submarine.

Carnegie Science Center is recreating life aboard Requin in exacting detail in order to better present how the submarine would have looked onboard during her time of service and place her technology in a social and historic context. When you climb down into the Requin, you'll experience...

  1. How the crew ate (they were very partial to a certain brand of peanut butter)
  2. How crewmen dealt with serious business of breathing and generating electriciy
  3. How the ship made drinking water
  4. How technological advances are making submarines larger, faster and more reliable
The USS Requin played a part in the cat-and-mouse games played out in silence well beneath the ocean's surface. While the Nautilus (the first nuclear Submarine) and Sputnik were on the drawing boards, Requin, code name Rocket Wolf, was being deployed on classified scientific missions in the Arctic, Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. Read on to learn more of her missions...

Please note: USS Requin requires full physical mobility. A virtual tour is available in the main lobby for those visitors unable to navigate the ship. The Requin is moored on the Ohio River at Carnegie Science Center. It may close without notice due to weather or river conditions.



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