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Submarine Growler
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Climb Aboard a "Top-Secret" Submarine

The former USS Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public. The Growler offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once "top-secret" missile command center. Access is available to the various compartments as they were used during operations.

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Growler Restrictions
  Crew's Mess

Enlisted men ate in the crew's mess, or dining room. For relaxation, crew members would play games and watch movies in this space. Next to the crew's mess was the galley, a tiny kitchen where Growler's cooks would prepare all of the crew's meals.
  Control Room & Attack Center

Growler crew members steered the submarine from the three seats in this space. Growler's two periscopes, which allowed crew members to scan the surface of the water, are located in the center of the room.
  Aft Torpedo Room

Growler had two torpedo rooms, located at the bow (front) and stern (back) of the submarine. The torpedos were intended for self-defense. This torpedo room also contained nine bunks for enlisted crew members.