USS Batfish Celebrates 75th Anniversary With World War II Reenactment

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 4:43 pm
By: News On 6

The USS Batfish will relive the days of World War II with a living history tour Saturday, August 18. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the submarine's commissioning, volunteers will re-enact the days of active service with a live crew.

“On a typical visit, the USS Batfish is an artifact that the public walks through and hears stories of great feats, but on Living History Day, the USS Batfish is a living breathing vessel," said Johnny Childress, Museum Coordinator of the Muskogee War Memorial Park. 

"Watching the Batfish Living History Association transform the quiet submarine into a reflection of its busy past is quite the feat to see."

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In tours that run from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m., visitors can tour the nine compartments of the sub while a crew relives the past. Crew members have prepared several new simulations of submarine actions like submerging and surfacing - even sinking enemy submarines.

There will be special activities for children to create souvenirs to take home like periscopes and floating subs.

Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/veterans and students, and $4 for kids. The USS Batfish is located at 3500 Batfish Road in the Muskogee War Memorial Park.

Get more information on the USS Batfish Facebook page.