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USS Growler Submarine
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street and & 12th Avenue
New York, New York 10036
Voice: 212-245-0072

First opened to the public at the Museum in 1989, the USS Growler, SSG 577 is the only intact strategic nuclear missile submarine open to the public anywhere in the world.

The USS 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.

Constructed in 1958 and on active duty for only six years, the USS Growler remains in remarkable shape. Growler carried and launched the 56 foot long Regulus missile.

After decommissioning, Growler was placed in the Inactive Reserve Fleet and Navy decided to use her as a torpedo test target for nuclear attack submarines. Fortunately, these tests were never conducted. Instead, through the efforts of Mr. Zachary Fisher and by an act of Congress, Growler was assigned to become part of the Intrepid Museum.

Entrance to the USS Growler is by a guided tour only and includes an introductory video. Access limited to persons age six and over.



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