Class: Balao Submarine
Launched: January 27, 1944
At: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine
Commissioned: April 3, 1944
Modified: 1952 to Guppy IIA-class
Length: 311 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 27 feet
Draft: 17 feet
Displacement: (original) 1,525 tons; (Guppy IIA) 1,870 tons
Armament: Ten 21-inch torpedo tubes
Address for Visiting:
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72144
Email: [email protected]
Latitude: 34.752077, Longitude: -92.266869
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Address for Correspondence:
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USS Razorback earned five battle stars in the Pacific during WW II.
After the war she remained active with the Pacific Fleet serving off Japan and China. In August 1952 she decommissioned before conversion to Guppy IIA-class submarine. She was recommissioned in January 1954.
Regularly deployed to the 7th Fleet into the 1960s, she last sailed into the South China Sea in 1965. She earned four battle stars for her Vietnam service. Her last U.S. patrol ended in August 1970.
Concurrent with her decommissioning on 30 November, 1971 Razorback was struck from the U.S. Navy Register and transferred to the Turkish Navy where she was recommissioned Murat Reis (S-336). She was again decommissioned in 2001 when her ownership was transferred from Turkey to the city of North Little Rock, Arkansas.
She returned to the U.S. at New Orleans, Louisiana 18 June 2004 and arrived at her final destination of North Little Rock in July 2004. She has been open to the public since July 2005.