USS BECUNA (SS-319)

Also known as: USS BECUNA,Penn's Landing
Penn's Landing, Delaware Ave. & Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description 

An example of the standard Fleet type BALAO class submarines which could operate at a test depth of 400 feet, BECUNA was commissioned in 1944 and served in World War II as the Submarine Flagship of the Pacific Fleet under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. She is credited with sinking 3888 tons of Japanese shipping and received four battle stars for her World War II service. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 14, 1986

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1978
Reference number
78002458
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Balao class submarine
Areas of significance
Military; Engineering
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current functions
Museum; Research facility
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1944; 1945; 1951

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  • April 21, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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